Ather Zia

Ather Zia, Ph.D., is a political anthropologist, poet, and short fiction writer. She teaches at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley. Ather is the author of Resisting Disappearances: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir (2019), co-editor of A Desolation called Peace (2019) and, Resisting Occupation in Kashmir (2018). She has published a poetry collection “The Frame” (1999). Ather’s ethnographic poetry on Kashmir has won an award from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. She is the founder-editor of Kashmir Lit and is the co-founder of Critical Kashmir Studies Collective, an interdisciplinary network of scholars working on the Kashmir region.

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Verse Journal of the Kashmir Siege

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Verse Journal of the Kashmir Siege

On August 4, 2019, my Whatsapp lit with a luminous photograph of the shrine of medieval era Muslim saint Hazrat Amir Kabir. Popularly called Khankah, the shrine... More