‘Canceling’ Islamic history is a disservice to Muslim students
‘Canceling’ Islamic history is a disservice to Muslim students
January 16, 2023
Mirwaiz Foundation launches Hijra calendar in Srinagar
Mirwaiz Foundation launches Hijra calendar in Srinagar
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‘Canceling’ Islamic history is a disservice to Muslim students
‘Canceling’ Islamic history is a disservice to Muslim students
January 16, 2023
Mirwaiz Foundation launches Hijra calendar in Srinagar
Mirwaiz Foundation launches Hijra calendar in Srinagar
January 27, 2023

Prof Rahman RahiSpecial Arrangement Imagine a team of Nobel winning writers visiting Kashmir. Whom would they have loved to interact with, or who could have prepared a presentation on Kashmir’s literary legacy for them? Rahi is my answer. If Rahi had been more widely translated and projected in international languages, he would have been a strong candidate for Nobel Prize. Scores of his verses can find a place in any good anthology of world literature. Arguably modern Kashmir’s most important poet, Rahi may be best read as a cosmopolitan poet who adopted (post)modern idiom to express what is most important in local tradition, at least at poetic plane, and bears reading with the best contemporary poets across cultures. In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Albert Camus (whom Rahi treasured) declared that a writer’s duty is twofold: “the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance against oppression.” […]

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