Mirza Waheed interacts with scribes, students
Srinagar, Feb 2: A busy coffee shop here was turned into a literary hub when Mirza Waheed recited passages from his debut novel-The collaborator on Tuesday.
The event was attended by scores of people including young writers, students and journalists.
During the event the audience re-collected their memories of 90’s as the author went through the gripping passages of his book. Mirza responded to many questions during the session.
Responding to a query about his ‘upfront and direct political standing,’ Mirza said it was impossible “to live in Kashmir and not to be in the politics”.
“I don’t want to hide behind allegories or metaphors. But I prefer to use them,” he added.
He said Kashmiri literature was vast in Urdu and Kashmiri languages. “I am hopeful for the future of English in Kashmir as well”.
About reading habits in Kashmir, the author said times were changing and there were double storey book shops in the City now. “It gives me hope that people are into reading and writing”.
The event was organized by the Kashmir Writers Workshop.
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