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Sonam Kachru

Portrait of translator Sonam Kachru

Sonam Kachru

Sonam Kachru is an assistant professor in the department of religious studies at the University of Virginia. He is professionally a student of the history of philosophy in South Asia, with particular emphasis on the history of Buddhism. At times, he lives in the Kashmiri voices he tries to translate, whether the old, like Lal Děd, or the more recent, like Nādim.

Articles by Sonam Kachru

I Will Die Young
By Rasul Mīr
Are they more beautiful than me?
Translated from Kashmiri by Sonam Kachru
I Will Not Sing
By Dīna Nāth Nādim
When the thunder of guns tears out the tongue from the nightingale
Translated from Kashmiri by Sonam Kachru
By Sonam Kachru, Neerja Mattoo & Arshia Sattar
The texts we were working with were profoundly unstable.