Sunday, January 23, 2005
Srinagar, Kashmir


Welcome to Amin Kamil's official website


Amin Kamil (b. 1924) is a leading poet, storyteller, editor, critic and translator of the Kashmiri language.

Soon after the death of the popular poet Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor (1885-1952), Kamil began his literary career in Kashmiri, leaving behind his decade-old flirtation with Urdu poetry. Within no time, Kamil was shaping and enriching the changing literary scene along with two of his contemporaries, Dina Nath Nadim (1916-1988) and Rehman Rahi (b. 1923). Kamil's versatility and virtuosity he exhibited in various literary forms, coupled with his characteristically native voice, has made him an outstanding literary figure in Kashmir. His influence is pronouncedly visible in his contemporaries and in the writers who emerged within the last four decades.

This website offers information on every aspect of Kamil's literary career and achievements. The site makes available to readers a selection of poems and stories and extracts from essays. An English translation of some of his work has also been included in these pages. It's our hope that visitors of this site will value the information and enjoy the writings.

 

This site is still under construction. Most of the pages are not active now.
To see those pages, please visit the site again within a month or so.