Kashmir Retextured gratefully acknowledges the creative
commitment of the Kashmiri-American poet, Agha Shahid
Ali (1949-2001), author of nine volumes of poems.
He collaborated with the photographer, Rafiq Kathwari,
also a Kashmiri-American, on the text and the captions.
Those who knew Agha Shahid Ali will hear his echo
in every sentence.
Thank you Ravi
Shankar for introducing Rafiq Kathwari to Michael Mills,
a bright angel, who has earned new wings mapping this
smashing website, bringing his exuberance to harmonize
the words of a poet and the lens of a photographer.
For the usual and unusual reasons many thanks to Sarvat
Amin, Irfan Hasan, Farah, Omar and Tariq Kathwari, Nat
Levy, Jose Medina, Suzzane Morris and Tabish Din.
Kashmir Retextured is grateful to the Royal Geographical
Society, London, which contributed the photograph for
the 1975 map of Kashmir.