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]
Massachusetts Review (Summer 1996), 308, The Country without a post office (Publisher: W. W. Norton, 1998), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
A dream of glass bangles [video clip]
Pennsylvania, (1982-83) Beloit Poetry Journal 33.2: 2-5 (1987) The Half-Inch Himalayas. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, uPenn or Penn State, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
A lost memory of Delhi [video clip]
Pennsylvania, (1984) Crazyhorse 27: 18-21 The Best of Crazyhorse (The University of Arkansas Press, 1990), pp. 11­12., uPenn or Penn State, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
After the August wedding in Lahore, Pakistan [video clip]
Salt Lake City, UT, (1996) Paris Review no. 141, 163­64 The Telegraph Autumn Collection (October 1997), 88(1997) The Country Without a Post Office: Poems. New York: Norton, Westminster College, U of Utah, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Agha Shahid Ali [still image]
professional photograph for one of Shahid's volumes taken by Davenport, Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Agha Sher Ali (great-grandfather) [still image]
Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Agha Zafar Ali (grandfather) [still image]
Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
An interview with Red Riding Hood, now no longer little [video clip]
Muncie, IN, (1982) Missouri Review 6:1:22 (1987) A Walk Through the Yellow Pages, Tucson:SUN/Gemini, 1987, Ball St. University, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Bell telephone hours [video clip]
Pennsylvania, (1987) A Walk through the Yellow Pages. Tucson: SUN/Gemini., uPenn or Penn State, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Call [poem]
Cimarron Review (Jan 1985:53)as "A Call", The half-inch Himalayas (1987), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Comments on the ghazal [video clip]
Muncie, IN, part of Ball St video collection, Ball St. University, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Country without a post office [poem]
The Country without a post office (Norton, 1998), The veiled suite (Publisher: W.W. Norton, 2009), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College