Ali, Agha Shahid

About Agha Shahid Ali

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Biography and Bibliography (Poetry Foundation)

Obituary (The New York Times)

Schneiderman, Jason. "The Loved One Always Leaves: The Poetic Friendship of Agha Shahid Ali and James Merrill." American Poetry Review, 2014

Patke, Rajeev S. "Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001)." World Writers in English, Volume I: Chinua Achebe to V.S. Naipaul, Parini (ed.), 2004

Brennan, Karen. "The Beauty of Shahid: A Tribute to Aga Shahid Ali." Western Humanities Review, vol. 56, no. 1, 2002

Shamsie, Kamila. "Agha Shahid Ali, Teacher." Annual of Urdu Studies, vol. 17, 2002 (PDF)



Kallury, Syamala, and Anjana Dev. "Agha Shahid Ali's India." International Journal of Humanities, vol. 4, no. 5, 2007

Hoffert, Barbara. "Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals." Library Journal, vol. 129, no. 7, 2004

Amirthanayagam, Indran. "Write to Me." The Hindu, 6 Jan. 2002

Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna. "Refusal to Mourn." The Hindu, 6 Jan. 2002

Flamm, Matthew. "In Exile." The New York Times, 16 Dec. 2001



Benbenuto, Christine. "Agha Shahid Ali." Massachusetts Review, vol. 43, no. 2, 2002

Maring, Heather. "Conversation with Agha Shahid Ali." Center, vol. 1, no. 2, 2002

Needham, Lawrence. "Agha Shahid Ali: An Interview." Verse, vol. 17, no. 1, 2001



Bora, Jonali Chowdhury. "Home in Agha Shahid Ali's Postcard from Kashmir." Clarion, vol. 7, no. 2, 2018

Ganapathy-Doré, Geetha. "Kashmir by Way of London and New York: Projections of Paradise in Salman Rushdie and Agha Shahid Ali." Projections of Paradise: Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature, Ramsey-Kurz and Ganapathy-Doré (eds.),  2011

Dev, Anjana, and Syamala Kallury. "The Parabloic Journey of the Ghazal between East and West: Agha Shahid Ali's English Ghazals." International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 8, no. 3, 2010.

Kabir, Ananya Jahanara. "Sheikh-ul-Alam, Zainab, Sihmael, Shahid: Emotion, Authority, and Islam in Agha Shahid Ali's Poetry." Moving Worlds, vol. 8, no. 1, 2008

Zaidi, Nishat. "Center/Margin Dialectics and the Poetic Form: The Ghazals of Agha Shahid Ali." Annual of Urdu Studies, vol. 23, 2008

Newman, Amy. "Separation's Geography: Agha Shahid Ali's Scholarship of Evanescence." Hollins Critic, vol. 43, no. 2, 2006

Woodland, Malcolm. "Memory's Homeland: Agha Shahid Ali and the Hybrid Ghazal." English Studies in Canada, vol. 31, no. 2-3, 2005

Ghosh, Amitav. "The Ghat of the Only World: Agha Shahid Ali in Brooklyn." Annual of Urdu Studies, vol. 16, 2001 (PDF)



Poetry Collections

Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals (2003)

Rooms Are Never Finished (2001)

Ed. Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English (2000)

The Country Without a Post Office (1997)

The Beloved Witness: Seleceted Poems (1992)

A Nostalgist's Map of America (1991)

The Half-Inch Himalayas (1987)

In Memory of Begum Akhtar and Other Poems (1979)

Bone-Sculpture (1972)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"From Agha Shahid Ali, The Rebel's Silhouette." Pakistaniaat, vol. 5, no. 1, 2013

"Let Slip the Ecstatic." Outlook India, 1999

T. S. Eliot as Editor (1986)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Agha Shahid Ali Holds a Lecture at Ball State University 1997. YouTube, 19 Oct. 2016