International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 278

Short Communication

Aga Shahid Ali as a Diasporic poet

Bilquees Dar Arshiddar
  • Bilquees Dar Arshiddar
  • University of Kashmi, India.
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  •  Received: 25 March 2013
  •  Accepted: 02 December 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2014


This paper attempts to study the diasporic dimension of Indian diasporic writer late Aga Shahid Ali who emigrated from Kashmir to America. Aga Shahid Ali narrates the loss of his homeland due to enforced migration and exhibit the original exilic resonance of diasporic experience. In his poetic collection ‘the country without a post office’, the poet articulates diasporic experience of exile, loss, pain and creates possibilities of Kashmiri diaspora in America.
Key words: Aga Shahid Ali, the country without a post office, diaspora.