Invitation for Contribution in the Volume on "Persian in Kashmir"

Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Sun May 9 11:53:06 UTC 2010

Dear Mrinal,

many thanks for your kind invitation. Unfortunately, I do not  
specialize in Persian, so I cannot participate.
I still regret very much that we could not accommodate you with us:  
too much competition. But perhaps we can cooperate in the future,  
e.g. on Pandits' rituals:  how do you keep up with them outside  
Kashmir proper?

With my best wishes,

M. WItzel

On May 8, 2010, at 11:59 PM, Mrinal Kaul wrote:

> # 37/4 Pandoka Colony
> Paloura, Jammu - 181121
> Jammu & Kashmir, India
> email: harbhattashastri at
> May 08, 2010
> Dear Friends,
> We are planning to bring out a volume focusing the contribution of  
> Kashmirian Persianists to the Persian literature. This volume, as  
> we are planning it to be, will serve as an encyclopaedic manual on  
> "Kashmiri Persian scholars and their Works". We invite an original  
> and highly critical piece of essay written in English by you to be  
> included in the volume. We also encourage you to circulate this  
> letter amongst your colleagues who you think are capable of  
> contributing to this volume.
> 1. The formal deadline for submission is decided to be 31 December  
> 2010. But since I am looking after the project, I would say that I  
> am ready to offer any contributor ample time as far as the  
> contribution is an original research article. The articles should  
> certainly be unpublished.
> 2. There are no hard and fast rules about the length of  
> contributions. We will not mind a hard core critically researched  
> paper either of one page or hundred pages. I am just concerned  
> about originality and quality.
> 3. All the papers should be submitted computer typewritten in a  
> proper scholarly format with a detailed bibliography and a personal  
> introduction of the contributor.
> A PDF copy of the letter is enclosed herewith for the circulation  
> in your department, university, institute or scholarly  
> organization. I am quite hopeful that you will try to contribute  
> for the said volume. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you  
> have any questions. With my best regards.
> Yours sincerely,
> (Mrinal Kaul)
> A/p Concordia University
> Department of Religion, FA-101
> 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
> Montreal, Quebec
> Cell: +1-514-8028228
> e-mail: mrinal.kaul at

Michael Witzel
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