(From “Endless Pursuits“, by Sadaf Munshi)
Sadaf Munshi is a US-based academic, writer and artist born and raised in Kashmir. she started her career in the 1990’s as a small-time playwright while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biosciences in Srinagar, her hometown. With little scope for artistic and cultural activities during the peak of militancy and political turmoil, she decided to leave Kashmir and traveled in pursuit of higher education, first to Delhi and then to the United States of America. Having started her journey as a small-town girl in conservative Kashmir, she has made strong leaps and bounds as an academic, a writer, and as an artist. Munshi has published numerous articles on myriad topics related to Kashmiri society, culture, language, and politics. Besides creative writing and poetry, she has a great obsession for painting and music. A self-taught artist, Munshi has produced numerous pieces of art in oil, watercolor, and multi-media.
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