Pantun of the Chinar Grove

A poem and report about Kashmir’s environmental and political struggles

Artwork by Chris Mooney-Singh: Chinar Grove Blast

Written above the gate of the Shalimar Gardens, Sri Nagar, Kashmir by the order of Emperor Jahangir (1542–1605):

Agar firdaus bar ru-ye zamin ast
Hamin ast-o hamin ast-o hamin ast




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Chris Mooney-Singh

Chris Mooney-Singh

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