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.


Lennox Hill [video clip]
NYC, (2002) Rooms Are Never Finished. New York: Norton, Baruch College, NYC, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
MFA thesis [thesis]
Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Medusa [video clip]
(1982) Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose 7:91-92 (1984) Nagy Vilag (Hungary), 29:4: 504 A Nostalgist's Map of America, Norton, 1991, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Postcard from Kashmir [poem]
Anthology: How strong the roots: Poems of exile (London: Evans Brothers, 1981), Book: The half-inch Himalayas (Wesleyan UP, 1987), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Postcard from Kashmir [poem]
The half-inch Himalayas (Wesleyan, 1987), The veiled suite (Publisher: W.W. Norton), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Reading of "The Country without a post office" [video clip]
Kashmir without a Post Office in Graham House Review (Fall 1994), Journal: Poetry Review (Spring 1993) 55, Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Rooms are never finished [video clip]
NYC, Nest: A Magazine of Interiors (Fall 1998), 130 (2002) Rooms Are Never Finished. New York: Norton, Baruch College, NYC, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Shahid to family, March 4, 1984 [letter]
Agha Shahid Ali literary trust (donor), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Shahid to family, November 4, 1984 [letter]
Agha Shahid Ali literary trust (donor), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Snow on the desert [video clip]
home in New Jersey, (1988) Paris Review No. 107, 202­205 (1991) A Nostalgist's Map of America: Poems. New York: Norton., New Jersey, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Snowmen [video clip]
Salt Lake City, UT, (1979) Fiddlehead 122: 63 (1986) Quarterly West 23: 73-77 (1987) The Half-Inch Himalayas. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, Westminster College, U of Utah, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The correspondent [video clip]
Boston, MA, (1995) Denver Quarterly 29.3: 42-43(1996) Zidne Novine,15 (translation from English by Ferida Durakovic) (1997) The Country Without a Post Office: Poems. New York: Norton, Boston--College?, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.