Photo by Rafiq Kathwari: 6 feet apart sign


Ah! Come! How can you not be roused. You are nothing but you are everything. Recharge your iPhones. From each according to his feed to each according to his need. In times of global deceit tweeting the truth puts you in the driver’s seat.

– excerpt from My Mother’s Scribe

Voices for Kashmir


Kashmir Lit
An Online Journal of Diasporic Writings


The Kashmir Walla
A magazine of politics, culture, and society.

Wande Magazine
An Army of Stories: an online magazine of long form writing published from Kashmir and abroad.

Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora (Zubaan Books 2016)
Authors: Essar Batool, Ifrah Butt, Munaza Rashid, Natasha Rather, Samreena Mushtaq
Story of Mass Rape in two villages, Kunan and Poshpora, by India’s Security Forces

Saira Wasim — Artist
Painted the Cover for My Mother’s Scribe

Witness Yaarbal Books 2017
A book of photojournalism— Sanjay Kak, Editor
Nine Photographers in Kashmir 1986 -2016



Sameetha Agha / @AghaSameetah
Professor of Modern World History, Pratt Institute, NY
Fringes of Empire: People, Places and Spaces in Colonial India (Oxford Univ Press 2009) |  Book Review
The Limits of Empire: Sub- Imperialism and Pukhtun Resistance in the North- West Frontier (Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd, March 2020)

Parveena Ahanger
The “Iron Lady” of Kashmir
Apprehensions of NIA raid endangering families of disappeared persons, says APDP

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) / @_APDP

Tariq Ali / @TariqAli_News
British author/ activist / historian /filmmaker
Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss | Street Fighting Years, An Autobiography of the Sixties

Dibyesh Anand / @dibyeshanand
Associate Professor, Westminster University, London
Hindu Nationalism and the Politics of Representing ‘the Muslim’ as a Danger

Shahnaz Bashir
Author — Scattered Souls (Harper Collins, 2016)

Anuradha Bhasin / @AnuradhaBhasin_
Editor, Kashmir Times
Bhasin v/s The Union of India

Parvaiz Bukhari / @parvaizbukhari
Independent Journalist— Presently, Agence France-Presse
Bylines: Al-Jazeera, Asia Times, Jane’s Defence Weekly, The Nation, Time Magazine: Articles on
Article on Times of Israel: Modi’s familiar-sounding ‘settler’ masterplan for Indian Kashmir

Angana Chatterjee / @ChatterjiAngana
Cultural Anthropologist, Univ of California, Berkeley
Member Advisory Board, Kashmir, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of Harvard Kennedy School

Azad Essa / @azadessa
Senior Reporter – Middle East Eye
Author: The Moslems are Coming: Encounters with a Desktop Terrorist
A Conversation with Azad Essa by Sarah Khan

Uzma Falak / @Uzma_Falak
Poet /Anthropologist
The Last Call: Audio Postcards from Kashmir

Justine Hardy
British author / Mental Health Practitioner / Founder of Healing Minds Foundation

Masood HussainView original work

Muzammil Jaleel / @MuzamilJALEEL
Editor— The Indian Express
That Home in Our Hearts: An Allegory of a Struggle Against Forgetting in Kashmir

Yusuf Jameel / @jameelyusuf
Award -winning veteran journalist of Kashmir
Bylines Deccan Chronicle, The Asian Age, Voice of America and The New York Times
Kashmiri journalist Yusuf Jameel wins PEN Gauri Lankesh Award for 2019-’20

Gowhar Jeelani / @GowharGeelani
Author, broadcast journalist, political analyst, commentator
Kashmir: Rage and Reason (Rupa Publications 2019)
The rise of educated young Kashmir militants: propaganda or unpalatable truth?

Mohammad Junaid / @mjunaidr
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Kashmir’s Political History in Thirty Scenes

Patrick Kavanagh Center / @kavanaghcentre
Poetry Award
Brian Lynch – Adjudicator


Sanjay Kak
Left -wing activist and self-taught filmmaker
Author: Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir
Jashan e Azadi-How We Celebrate Freedom | Documentary:

Hafsa Kanjwal
Assistant Professor History, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Chris Hayes Podcast With Hafsa Kanjwal | Why Is This Happening?:

Farooq Kathwari
VIDEO: Trailblazer – From the Mountains of Kashmir to the Summit of Wall Street

Nitasha Kaul / @NitashaKaul
Poet / Novelist / Economist
Author: Future Tense (Harper Collins 2020)

Pankaj Mishra
Literary & Political Essayist: Books

Suhail Naqshbandi / @hailsuhail
Painter / Illustrator

Aliya Nazki / @AliyaNazki
News Anchor — BBC Urdu

Basharat Peer / @BasharatPeer
An Opinion editor at The New York Times (International)
Modern Mecca—The transformation of a holy city
Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist’s Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland

Khurram Pervez / @KhurramParvez
Award-Winning Human Rights Activist


Pulitzer Prize — 2020 / @PulitzerPrizes
Feature Photography: Three Photographers from Kashmir

Mridu Rai
Professor of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects: Islam, Rights, and the History of Kashmir
Al Jazeera speaks to author Mridu Rai about how the minority Hindu community fits into the Kashmir dispute.

Arundhati Roy
AZADI: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction (Haymarket Books, 2020)
Titles by Arundhati Roy
PEN World Voices Festival 2019: Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture:

Malik Sajad / @MalikSajad
Graphic Novelist
Munnu: Boy from Kashmir (Fourth Estate; Illustrated Edition, 2015) | Review on the Independent
A Kashmiri graphic novelist dreams of peace

Christopher Snedden
Author: Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris and other books


Mir Suhail / @mirsuhail

Cartoonist / Graphic Designer: Instagram


Aasif Sultan
Imprisoned Kashmiri Journalist

Mirza Waheed / @MirzaWaheed
Journalist and Award-Winning Novelist
Tell Her Everything (Westland Publications Ltd. 2019)
India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding?

Andrew Whitehead / @john_pether
Historian – journalist – blogger – ex BBC … I care about Kashmir
A Mission in Kashmir

Asiya Zahoor / @z_asiya
Poet/ Curator:
Studied Psycholinguistics at Oxford University

Masrat Zahra / @Masratzahra
Visual Journalist Based in Kashmir
2020 Anja Neidringhaus & Peter Mackler Awardee
Instagram: portfolio: Masrat_Zahra
In Kashmir, an empty bed signifies a life lost

ZameenJihad – Holy War for Land

Ather Zia / @aziakashmir
Assistant professor of anthropology and gender studies Univ of Northern Colorado.
Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir (Univ Of Washington Press 2019)

Publishers / @3QD
Abbas Raza, Editor

Doire Press / @doirepress
Lisa Frank & John Walsh — Publishers

Yoda Press / @arpitayodapress
Arpita Das — Publisher / @arpitayodapress


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