‘Lal Chowk’ and ‘Rameshwari Nehru’ released

KL Report


NN Vohra, Governor, J&K released a novel, titled “Lal Chowk” written by Kashmiri Lal Zakir and a biography, titled “Rameshwari Nehru”, written by Prof Kamlesh Mohan, Department of Modern History, Punjab University, in a book release function held at Raj Bhavan, Friday.

According to a government statement “Lal Chowk”, a novel in Urdu, reflects the nostalgic reminiscences of the author about his childhood and youth spent in the Lal Chowk, at Srinagar.

“Rameshwari Nehru”, a biography in English, is the first in the series on ‘Women of Substance’ which are being published by the National Book Trust to salute the women who worked for the emancipation and empowerment of their gender.

In his brief observations on the occasion the Governor congratulated Zakir for continuing to write even though he is over 95 years of age. Noting that “Lal Chowk” was the 138th literary work of Zakir, which was a record of its own kind, the Governor regretted that the author, a subject of J&K and the senior most living author in Urdu in the entire sub-continent, had still to be recognized by the State for his most outstanding contributions in the advancement of Urdu language and literature. Naseem Ahmed, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, also paid rich tributes to Zakir’s  contribution to literature.

 The Governor also appreciated the work being done by Prof. Kamlesh Mohan and wished her continuing success in her literary endeavors.


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