Kshama Kaul & Bhasha Sumbali Live with Madhu Kishwar
Mother Penned Trauma of Ethnic Cleansing, Daughter Enacted in Film, Kashmir Files
Dr. Kshama Kaul was born on 17 July 1956 in Srinagar. She did her M.Phil on ‘Dhoomil’ from Kashmir University and PhD on ‘Youth Poetry in Hindi’ from Patna University.
She has authored many novels and poetry and story collections. She has written & lectured extensively on Kashmiri Hindu Genocide, Exile, Terrorism, & Contemporary politics. She is currently living in Jammu.
Bhasha Sumbli, born in Srinagar, graduated from National School of Drama, performed in many national and international theatre festivals as well as Indian television and films.
She has acted in films, including ‘Chhapaak’. She has played the lead role in 'The Kashmir Files’ by Vivek Agnihotri. The film is due for release soon.
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