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Asiya Zahoor: Literary Imaginaries of Kashmir

204 Maxwell Hall

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

South Asia Center presents

Literary Imaginaries of Kashmir

This talk aims to highlight as to how we  understand Kashmiri writers' positioning as the representative of Kashmir, an ascription both accepted and rejected by their writings and a situation parallel to the political positions available to the Kashmiri thinker or writer today.

Asiya Zahoor 

Asiya Zahoor is a Sanford H. Taylor Post-doctoral Fellow at the Asian Studies Department. Asiya Zahoor studied Caribbean  literature, Psycholinguistics and Kashmiri Literature at the Universities of Kashmir, Oxford University in the UK. and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.  Asiya's film, "The Stitch" has won the critics award for Best Short Film  at the South Asian Film Festival. Asiya has written on migration, psycholinguistics, Caribbean and Kashmiri  and  Urdu literature. She has also written poetry and short fiction. Her latest book, Serpents Under my Veil, is a collection of poems.

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