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Salik Basharat

Salik is a first-year Ph.D. student from Kashmir. Broadly, he studies the influence of the English language on South Asian experiences, cultures, literatures, languages, aesthetics, thought, and politics. His master's thesis examined the complications of literary inheritance and the dialectics of free will in Agha Shahid Ali's collection of English ghazals, Call Me Ishmael Tonight.

Salik writes poetry and short fiction. His poems can be found in Qurbatein (from the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University), netherQuarterly, and Inverse Journal.