Octogenarian Begam Nisa’s Khoon-e-Jigar released
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 28: This is tribute to Kashmiri language and poetry by an octogenarian. At 80, Begam Taj-un-Nisa penned down collection of poems reflecting contemporary Kashmir. She named her poetic collection aptly Khoon-e-Jigar. She is not alien to happenings of present day Kashmir. Her husband was killed by militants and son by army. But she has not confined her poetry to sad events of present day Kashmir. Begam Taj-un-Nisa has penned many Naats and Manqabats in Khoon-i-Jigar.
The poetic collection was released by Kashmir University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Riyaz Punjabi, Wednesday at Radio Kashmir auditorium.
It is second book by the author, who is hailing from Medura, Tral. Her first book Wilzar was appreciated by the critics.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Punjabi hailed the writer’s effort in promoting Kashmiri language. “Kashmiri language over the years has produced scores of writers and poets. It is heartening to see that even at this age, the writer is able to reflect deeply on the contemporary issues,” he said.
Prof Punjabi said such books were the need of the hour. “It is important that we encourage our writers, young and old, to write and promote Kashmiri language. I am happy that Begam Taj-un-Nisa has brought out a book which I am sure will be appreciated by one and all,” he said, adding the writers must address the issues facing the society at large.
Others present on the occasion included Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Meraj Ahmad Kakroo. Kakroo hailed Begam Taj-un-Nisa’s efforts in bringing out a book, which portrays the contemporary issues in Kashmir.
However, author didn’t speak in the function. “She never speaks in functions. She only writes and communicates her thoughts through language of poetry,” said a person who was present in the function.
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