© Kajal Nisha Patel

© Kajal Nisha Patel

Fahad Shah is a journalist and writer. He is the founder and editor of The Kashmir Walla – an internationally acclaimed magazine of politics, culture and literature. In early 2017, Shah also founded The Kashmir Institute – first regional think-tank in Kashmir, focusing on the region and its neighboring countries, which he is heading as its director. He has written extensively on South Asia politics, human rights, culture, media and books for Foreign Affairs, The Christian Science MonitorThe Diplomat, Spiegel, Scroll.in, Al Jazeera, The Caravan, Firstpost, The Wire, Hindustan Times and Vice News among various national and international publications.

After studying journalism from Kashmir, Shah was one of the six Felix Scholars at SOAS, University of London, where he did MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies in 2013. While in college, he also joined Kashmir Writers’ Workshop, where he was trained by veteran journalist and Deputy Editor of The Indian Express, Muzamil Jaleel for two years. In 2011, he was finalized for the South Asia’s Manthan Award for his contribution in e-news and media.

He is also the editor of the anthology Of Occupation and Resistance: Writings from Kashmir that focuses on the resistance and politics of Kashmir. Bring Him Back is his first documentary film as director, which was released at the University of Westminster (London), Humboldt-University of Berlin, Lund University, (Sweden) in 2015.

As a political commentator and expert of Kashmir conflict, he has spoken at various universities, cultural centers and literary festivals in United Kingdom, Germany, Iceland and India.

Contact: (e) thekashmirwalla@gmail.com – (t) @pzfahad