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
early draft of "tonight"; list of end rhymes; miscellaneous notes, Original digital object name: shahid-man-103a-001-002, This digital resource is provided by The Beloved Witness, a project sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Ghazal [poem]
Poem Publication History: Revised and published as "The Dacca gauzes" in The half-inch himalayas (Wesleyan UP, 1987), Poem Publication History: Anthologized as "The Dacca gauzes" in The Norton introduction to literature (6th Edition), 1995, p.790, Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Hakim Ali Naqi (great-great-grandfather) [still image]
Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Houses [poem]
Poem Publication History: Shenandoah, 36.2 (1986):66, Poem Publication History: The half-inch Himalayas(1987), Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
I See Chile in my rearview mirror [video clip]
Location of Talk: Salt Lake City, Utah, Poem Publication History: (1991) Field 44: 47-49 Best American Poetry 1992 (Collier Books, MacMillan)(1991) A Nostalgist's Map of America: 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.
In memory of Begum Akhtar [video clip]
Poem Publication History: Illustrated Weekly of India (29 February 1976), 39 In Memory of Begum Akhtar &amp other poems (Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1979)., Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Lennox Hill [video clip]
Location of Talk: New York City, Poem Publication History: (2002) Rooms Are Never Finished. New York: Norton., Performance Location: Baruch College, New York City, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
MFA thesis [thesis]
Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Medusa [video clip]
Poem Publication History: (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., Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Of it all
draft with handwritten corrections of "Of it All"; poem fragments; list of ghazal titles, 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-127-001, This digital resource is provided by The Beloved Witness, a project sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Of it all
typed draft of "Of it All", 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-127-002, This digital resource is provided by The Beloved Witness, a project sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Postcard from Kashmir [poem]
Poem Publication History: The half-inch Himalayas (Wesleyan, 1987), Poem Publication History: The veiled suite (Publisher: W.W. Norton), Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College