Inverse Journal brings together a diverse group of contributors from Kashmir and around the world. This platform is a community-based online publication with plans to publish a yearly tome in print gathering published material selected by our editorial board. In the list below, you will find information on our growing number of contributors from multiple parts of the world, coming from diverse backgrounds and from different age groups and levels of seniority within their individual trajectories.

Inverse Journal functions as a roundtable and an ahierarchical space where writers, artists, scholars, poets, filmmakers, musicians, thinkers and other creatives converge on the plane of contemporary culture. The publication is inspired and driven by Open Source community culture where multiple people from around the world congregate on a platform and contribute their ideas, writings, works and images, with various degrees of expertise and experience, and a variety of interests.

Click on the contributor photo or name to read their bio and see what they have published with Inverse Journal. Their social media, blog and website links are also included if submitted for public listing on the Inverse platform.

Those interested in submitting work, please check our For Submissions page.

Our Contributors

Aadil Hussain is a zealous reader currently enrolled in a B.A. Honours program at IUST, Awantipora (Pulwama). A resident of nearby Rajpora, Aadil has been…
Currently as a student of Convergent Journalism at Central University of Kashmir, Aamir Aijaz is specializing in narrative journalism as a part of his end…
Abdulla Moaswes is a researcher and educator originally from Jerusalem, Palestine. His primary area of research is on (settler-)colonialism and global capitalism, with a focus…
Adil Manzoor is currently completing his M.A. in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia. He tries to speak through his photographs and the visual language…
Ahmed Muzamil Aftab Rah is student of fine arts specializing in photography and art installation at Kashmir University. His prime focus has been to capture…
Akshay Sethi’s practice explores the complex relationship between the personal and political, contemplated through everyday experience, within the domain of the ordinary and the quotidian.…
Alex Woodend’s fascination with Spanish and Chinese began at Franklin & Marshall College. He went on to study Chinese literature and history at Columbia University…
Amir Sultan is currently enrolled as a PhD research scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kashmir. He is interested in studying…
Amirah Al Wassif is a 28 year old freelance writer from Egypt. She has written articles, novels, short stories poems and songs. Five of her…
Amjad Majid is the editor and founder of Inverse Journal. He previously worked as a teacher, IT consultant, and research scholar in China, Spain and…
Amrita Ghosh has a PhD in postcolonial literature and theory from Drew University, USA. She was a lecturer and taught at Seton Hall University, New…
Andrew Shields lives in Basel, Switzerland. His collection of poems "Thomas Hardy Listens to Louis Armstrong" was published by Eyewear in June 2015. His band…
Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She lives…
Arif Ayaz Parrey is a Kashmiri writer.
Arsilan Aziz is an ardent reader and researcher, who focuses primarily on Kashmir and Islam as subjects of study. He is invested in learning about…
Ashaq Hussain Parray is currently a Junior Research Fellow in the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University, where he pursues his doctoral studies in…
Asma Firdous has recently finished her post-graduation in English from Central University of Kashmir and is looking forward to a doctorate in the near future.…
Ather Zia, Ph.D., is a political anthropologist, poet, short fiction writer, and a columnist. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at…
Azhar Wani studies English literature at Ashoka University. He is the poetry editor for an undergraduate literary journal called Plot Number 2. He previously attended…
Babra Sharief is a Young India Fellow in Liberal Arts at Ashoka University. She has done her Masters in English Literature from University of Kashmir.…
Bayed Mubarak is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English. From time to time, he like to read and write poetry, stories and indulges in a…
Brian Rihlmann was born in New Jersey and currently resides in Reno, Nevada. He writes free verse poetry, and has been published in The Blue…
Bupinder Singh is a writer by passion and an educator by profession. He has been published in The Week, Delacorte Review, UnLost Journal, The Criterion…
Bushra Punjabi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Carmen Gentile has written for some of the world’s leading publications including the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today and many others. He has…
Dr. Chaandreyi Mukherjee has pursued her Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia. She is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Vivekananda College,…
Clara Burghelea is a Romanian-born poet. Recipient of the 2018 Robert Muroff Poetry Award, she got her MFA in Creative Writing from Adelphi University. Her…
Daaniyal hails from Kashmir and is currently pursuing the study of English literature at University of Delhi. He usually draws poems from his conflict-torn homeland.…
Dustin Pickering is founder of Transcendent Zero Press, a literary publisher based in Houston, Texas. He is editor-in-chief of Harbinger Asylum, an award-nominated journal for…
Edward Elizabeth likes to think of herself as a writer, one who is deeply in love with the arts and finds her soul lost in…
I am a Naga from Nagaland belonging to the Sumi tribe, which is recognized as one of the major tribes in the State but have…
Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a…
Glenn Ingersoll works for the public library in Berkeley, California, where he hosts Clearly Meant, a reading & interview series. A multi-volume prose poem, “Thousand”…
Gowhar Yaqoob is a Srinagar (Kashmir) based independent researcher. She was formerly Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (2015-2017). Her research practice…
Heath Brougher received the 2018 Poet of the Year Award from Taj Mahal Review and is a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best…
Henry is based in Somerset in the UK. He is a writer of short fiction and poetry with a PhD in literature and creative writing…
I am a photographer and writer based in Nagaland. I have worked as a features writer for a local daily. Currently, I am writing my…
Insha bint Bashir is currently concluding her MA thesis in Political Science at AMU. She has been published in Kashmir Life and Wande Magazine. Her…
Currently based in United Kingdom, Iram Razzaq was born and raised in Pakistan Administered Kashmir where she received her early education before moving to England…
Jagdeep Raina is an artist and emerging writer based in Guelph, Ontario where he teaches at the School of Fine Art and Music at the…
Jai Anbu grew up in an Indian village with the life and the stories of Dalits. "Betel Leaves", which he wrote during his time on…
Javid Ahmad Ahanger holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University, with a focus on the topic of “Political Opposition in Jammu and…
Javid Ahmad Reshi was born in Kashmir. He completed his M.A. in English from University of Kashmir, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Trauma…
John L. Stanizzi is author of “Ecstasy Among Ghosts”, “Sleepwalking”, “Dance Against the Wall”, “After the Bell”, “Hallelujah Time!”, “High Tide – Ebb Tide”, “Four…
Juvaria Syed is currently a Research Scholar at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad.
Kashiana Singh is a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. Kashiana’s TEDx talk was dedicated to "Work as Worship."…
Kashmir Music Live is a small idea that has yet to manifest itself. Its purpose is to create a community of people in Kashmir that…
Khalid Fayaz Mir is the editor of Zaanvun Lokchaar, a monthly educational magazine for young students. Even though he has a Master’s degree in Economics,…
Khawar Khan Achakzai is a doctor and researcher by profession with a specialisation in Internal Medicine. He is a student of Kashmir history, philosophy and…
Khytul Abyad is a visual artist who works and writes about the toll of conflict on life in Kashmir. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of…
L.B. Sedlacek’s latest poetry books are "The Architect of French Fries" (published by Presa Press) and "Words and Bones" (published by Finishing Line Press). Her…
Lauren Scharhag is the author of twelve books, including Requiem for a Robot Dog (Cajun Mutt Press) and High Water Lines (Prolific Press). Her work…
Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, lives in Southern California, and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His poetry books…
Majid Magray hails from Karnah, Kupwara. He has done his MA in Political Science. He spends his time mostly with Urdu literature, philosophy and music…
Majid Maqbool is a writer, editor and journalist based in Kashmir. His work has appeared in The Wire, Huffington Post, Kindle Magazine, Al Jazeera English,…
I am a final year student at Delhi School of Journalism, University of Delhi. I did my high school from Jamia Millia Islamia. My interests…
Malik Aabid is a student of Human Rights at Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia. Hailing from Kashmir’s pristine Trehgam area, he is a nature lover, who…
Marriah Nayeem was born and raised in Srinagar, Kashmir. Currently a PG research scholar at SKUAST-K (Shalimar), she has been writing poetry for as long…
Winner of the 2010 Yishu Award for Critical Art Writing, ecological political theorist, curator and cultural critic, Maya Kóvskaya (PhD UC Berkeley, 2009) has authored,…
Michael Akuchie is an Igbo-Esan born emerging poet currently studying English and Literature at the University of Benin, Nigeria. An Orison Anthology nominee, his poems…
Mir Yasir Mukhtar is a freelance photojournalist based in Kashmir. He is developing his craft and skillset while looking to learn and further a career…
Mirum Quazi specializes in film studies, theory and criticism. He is based in Mumbai and previously studied humanities at Amar Singh College. Apart from being…
Dr. Mohd. Tahir Ganie is a writer and academic affiliated with the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland. His research interests include…
Mubashir Karim was born in Srinagar, Kashmir and completed his Masters in English from the University of Kashmir. He went on to pursue his M.Phil…
Muhammad Nadeem is a reader and writes about what he reads. Among his writings are reviews, poetry and short stories. He also works with translation…
Muhammad Hanief is a cricketer and sports reporter from North Kashmir, currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in English literature and History at GDC Sogam, Lolab,…
The author is a Kashmiri activist currently residing outside of Kashmir. Murad Saleem is a pen name.
Murtaza Fazily hails from Kargil, Ladakh. He holds a Master’s in Mass communication and Journalism from University of Kashmir and is working as a long-form…
Muzaffar Karim was born in Kashmir and completed his MA from the University of Kashmir. He went on to pursue his Ph.D. from JNU and…
Peerzada Sheikh Muzamil is a freelance journalist and writer whose work has appeared in TRT World, The Wire, Kashmir Ink, Greater Kashmir and Mountain Ink…
Muzamil Jaleel is a Kashmiri journalist who has been reporting and writing for more than 25 years. He is currently Deputy Editor at The Indian…
Nageen Rather is from Pulwama, Kashmir. He teaches fiction at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, (IUST). His stories have appeared in Able Muse…
Nnadi Samuel is 20-year-old graduate of English and literature from the University of Benin. His writings have previously been published by Libretto Magazine, Ace world…
Nwuguru Chidiebere Sullivan is a budding writer from the Ebonyi State of Nigeria. He writes autobiographically about life and about multiple aspects of the ebbing…
The author is a doctor working in Kashmir. His pen name is O. Kashmiri.
Omair Bhat thinks of himself as a memory keeper. His poems have previously appeared in Critical Muslim, The Sunflower Collective, Celebration, Cafe Dissensus and Kashmir…
Onaiza Drabu is a Kashmiri anthropologist, writer and artist. She writes about identity, nationalism and Islamophobia, and co-curates a newsletter called "Daak" (on South Asian…
Oz Hardwick is a York (UK)-based writer, photographer and occasional musician, whose work has been published and performed internationally in and on diverse media: books,…
Paray Shahid attended Kurukshetra University (India) for a B.Tech Honors. With an MA in English and a minor in creative writing (IGNOU), Shahid works as…
Preeti Vangani is a poet and personal essayist. She is the author of "Mother Tongue Apologize" (RLFPA Editions), her first book of poems, which was…
Qaisar Bashir (born, 1988), a translator, author and poet, hails from Kashmir. He has a Master's Degree in English Literature from Kashmir University. "Once Upon…
Quratulain Qureshi is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Ramzy Baroud is a US-Palestinian journalist, media consultant, an author, internationally-syndicated columnist, Editor of Palestine Chronicle (1999-present), former Managing Editor of London-based Middle East Eye,…
Rela Mazali, writer, independent scholar and feminist anti-militarist from Israel, writes hybrid-genre literary research, in both her m/other tongues, Hebrew and English. Active since 1980…
Ruhail Andrabi is currently a junior research fellow based in New Delhi, with previous experience as a research assistant at Coventry University (New Wales, England).…
Rumuz is a poet based in Kashmir. She can be reached at rumuz.e.bekhudi[at]gmail.com.
Saba Zahoor was born and raised in Srinagar, Kashmir. She is a civil engineer by profession and an alumna of NIT, Srinagar. In a conflict…
Saima Afreen is an award-winning poet who also works as Deputy City Editor with The New Indian Express. Her poems have appeared in several Indian…
Salik Basharat is an independent researcher working on Kashmiri Literature and Philosophy at Ashoka University. Prior to his completion of the Young India Fellowship in…
Sameem Wani completed his B.A. in English from Jamia Millia Islamia, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in English from Ashoka University. He was born…
Samuel Junior Irusota is a multiple award winning poet, author and lawyer. He is the author of A Boy's Body is War (a collection of…
Shabir Ahmad Mir is a writer and poet based in Kashmir. His debut novel "The Plague Upon Us" is slated to be released by Hachette…
Shah Munnes Muneer has a Masters in Sociology from Aligarh Muslim University. Her areas of interest include Sociological Study of Society, Cultural Studies, Religion, and…
Shahid Shabeer is an undergraduate student studying Computer Engineering at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India. A young writer and aspiring poet, Shahid hails from Langate,…
Shahnaz Bashir is an award-winning novelist and academic from Kashmir. He is currently a doctoral and Research Enhancement & Leadership (REAL) fellow and teaching associate…
Sheikh Saqib is a non-fiction writer from India-administered Kashmir. He is a graduate of the Iowa International Writer’s Workshop, 2019. His work can be found…
Sohini Chatterjee holds an MA in International Relations from South Asian University, New Delhi and is currently an independent researcher working on issues of gender,…
Subhajit is currently finishing his Masters in Global Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He previously interned with the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP…
Sushila Sahay is a student at the Kodaikanal International School and is due to graduate in 2021. She is 17 years old and created a…
Swasti Acharya is completing her MA in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her topics of interest include culture and technology, sociology of everyday…
Syed Rabia Bukhari is a postgraduate student in English Literature from Jamia Millia Islamia currently working with a Kashmir-based NGO.
Tabish Rafiq Mir writes sometimes, with pseudonyms Rumpelstiltskin or Tabish Rafiq Mitr. He has previously written vastly in multiple publications, among them Free Press Kashmir,…
Vipassana Wahib Gautam, a 17 year old arts student currently in Indore writes poetry and school exam papers. Though not thoroughly experienced in the field…
Waseem Malik lives and writes from his native Pulwama. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Psychology and he enjoys reading philosophy, theory and a…
Yashasvi is a research scholar in Jadavpur University in Kolkata. Although based in Kolkata currently, she yearns for a ‘home’ and a lost sense of…
Yuan Changming grew up in a remote village, started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age 19 and published monographs on translation before…
Zabirah Fazili graduated from Government Women’s College (Srinagar) in 2016 and received her Master’s degree in English from University of Kashmir in 2019. Her inclination…
Zahida War is an aspiring trauma psychologist currently pursuing a Master's in "War and Psychiatry" at King’s College London. She believes that healing and reconciliation…
Zainab is a visual artist and writer based in Kashmir. She is currently pursuing Bachelors in Mass Communication and Media Production from Women's College, Srinagar.…

0