Chitralekha Zutshi

Chitralekha Zetshi

Dr. Chitralekha Zutshi is an internationally acclaimed historian of South Asia, with an expertise on the region of Kashmir. She has spoken and published widely on the interrelationships among religious identities, nationalism, and historical thought and practice in South Asia. She is currently Professor of History at the College of William and Mary, and the author of two books—Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination (2014), and Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir (2004). Her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and the American Institute of Indian Studies.