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Shahabad’s Samud Shah

Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1801-63) was a British barrister who played first class cricket 11 times between 1819 and 1845. The…

Culture
A Weary Traveller

From once lively literary meetings where he rubbed shoulders with the who-is-who of his times to a small dark room…

Literature
Inking Catharsis

Ghulam Nabi Shahid might not be a giant in the literary circles of Kashmir, but with his recent anthology ‘Ailan…

Literature
A painful JOURNEY

Bilal Handoo Storytelling, says Zadie Smith (a British novelist), is a magical, ruthless discipline. If Smith’s words are any parameters,…

Literature
The Forgotten Poet

by Mir Liyaqat Nazir   Alam ha kar yaaad Azaad! Azaad! Kune SaTeh Wuchita yaad pawyee Madnowe. (One day the whole…

Culture
The ‘Sacred’ Seminar

Thirteen years after poet Agha Shahid Ali’s death Kashmir University finally dedicated a seminar to the ‘national poet’. But as…

Books
Reintroducing Ghani Kashmiri

As the Persian language vanished from public life in Kashmir a huge amount of literature automatically became unreadable. A century…

Books Mehbooba Mufti
Reliving the Past

Even as tens of books were published this season, Kashmir read only two books in huge numbers – one by…

Culture
For Shahid: a promise

by Prof Suvir Kaul I do not know why Shahid—Bhaiya, as we knew him—chose to address to me “A Pastoral,”…

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