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.


The keeper of the dead hotel [video clip]
Muncie, IN, (1987) Ironwood 29: 78-79(1991) A Nostalgist's Map of America: Poems. New York: Norton, Ball St. University, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The previous occupant [video clip]
(1981) Poem 43: 31-32 (1987) The Half-Inch Himalayas. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, Oneill-Murphy, Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The wolf's postscript to "Little Red Riding Hood" [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.
Tonight [poem]
Call me Ishmael tonight: A book of ghazels (Norton, 2003), The veiled suite (Publisher: W.W. Norton, 2009), Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
True subject (The poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz) [essay]
Copyright under review, Grand Street Vol 9-No.2 Winter 1990, Also presented at MLA 1988, political poetry, Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Where violence has silenced verse [essay]
Newsclipping from Shahid's folder: Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust, The New York Times Magazine, Newsclipping found in folder marked "Kashmir", Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College