The Agha Shahid Ali Archive

The Beloved Witness

The Beloved Witness project is a Mellon-funded digital archive of the video-taped readings, personal documents, letters, and manuscripts of Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001). The archive is a collaborative effort which will expand through contributions of letters, documents, critical perspectives and creative responses from colleagues, friends and readers of Shahid's works.


"Ghazal" [poem]
Poem Publication History: Massachusetts Review (Summer 1996), 308, Poem Publication History: The Country without a post office (Publisher: W. W. Norton, 1998), Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
A dream of glass bangles [video clip]
Location of Talk: Pennsylvania, Poem Publication History: (1982-83) Beloit Poetry Journal 33.2: 2-5 (1987) The Half-Inch Himalayas. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press., Performance Location: University of Pennsylvania or Penn State University, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: >Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
A lost memory of Delhi [video clip]
Location of Talk: Pennsylvania, Poem Publication History: (1984) Crazyhorse 27: 18-21 The Best of Crazyhorse (The University of Arkansas Press, 1990), pp. 11­12., Performance Location: University of Pennsylvania or Penn State University, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
After the August wedding in Lahore, Pakistan [video clip]
Location of Talk: Salt Lake City, Utah, Poem Publication History: (1996) Paris Review no. 141, 163­64 The Telegraph Autumn Collection (October 1997), 88(1997) The Country Without a Post Office: Poems. New York: Norton., Performance Location: Westminster College, University of Utah, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
After you
typed draft of "After You" with handwritten notes, Poem Publication History: The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems of Agha Shahid Ali, Copyright status: Copyright 2009 by the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust, Original digital object name: shahid-man-142-001, This digital resource is provided by The Beloved Witness, a project sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Agha Shahid Ali [still image]
Professional photograph for one of Shahid's volumes taken by Davenport, Digital publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Agha Sher Ali (great-grandfather) [still image]
Digital Publisher: >Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Agha Zafar Ali (grandfather) [still image]
Digital Publisher: >Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
An interview with Red Riding Hood, now no longer little [video clip]
Location of Talk: Muncie, Indiana, Poem Publication History: (1982) Missouri Review 6:1:22 (1987) A Walk Through the Yellow Pages, Tucson:SUN/Gemini, 1987., Performance Location: Ball State University., Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Bell telephone hours [video clip]
Location of Talk: Pennsylvania, Poem Publication History: (1987) A Walk through the Yellow Pages. Tucson: SUN/Gemini., Performance Location: University of Pennsylvania or Penn State University, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Call [poem]
Poem Publication History: Cimarron Review (Jan 1985:53)as "A Call", Poem Publication History: The half-inch Himalayas (1987), Digital publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Comments on the ghazal [video clip]
Location of Talk: Muncie, Indiana, Poem Publication History: Part of Ball State video collection., Performance Location: Ball State University, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.