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Hi and welcome to my site! My name is Ilma Qureshi, and I am a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia!  

Broadly interested in the intellectual history and imaginative literature of the Islamicate tradition, I focus on pre-modern Persianate tradition more specifically. My current project revolves around two Persian poets: Amīr Khusraw (d.1325) and Fakhruddīn ‘Irāqī (d.1289).

I am also a poet, fiction writer, and translator. My writings have appeared in Persian, English, and Urdu literary journals. 

This website will be a home for my publications, talks, and creative writings.

So please, do not hesitate to get in touch! Let's chat, discuss ideas, and even collaborate! 

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