Prof Punjabi releases Freeze Frame
Syeda Afshana hailed for narrative
Srinagar, May 19: Freeze Frame: Glimpses from Kashmir, a book by columnist and senior Assistant Professor at Media Education Research Centre of Kashmir University, Syeda Afshana was released Thursday at the varsity auditorium.
The KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Riyaz Punjabi released the book at the function organized by International Resource Cell, Allama Iqbal Library.
Freeze Frame, published by Wattan Publications and printed at Greater Kashmir Press, is a collection of selected essays on varied topics, inclusive of anecdotal narrations, that have appeared in the columns of Greater Kashmir under the signature Freeze Frame over the last two years.
Divided into seven segments, the book carries a candid comment and ingenuous analysis of situations and subjects at hand. There are also essays about universal themes, which reflect the unique handling of certain ideas that have remained at the “core of any societal discourse.”
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Riyaz Punjabi said that society, which “doesn’t tolerate dissent would decay.”
“But the dissident should be constructive and not destructive,” he added.
Praising Afshana’s writing skills, Punjabi said it was he who advised her to compile the write-ups in a book form.
While reviewing the book, Prof Neerja Matto, Muhammed Sayed Malik and Prof Agha Ashraf Ali pointed out its pros and cons.
The function among others was attended by civil society activists, journalists, media students and people from different walks of life. Afshana’s family members including her husband Dr Zubair Saleem and brother Dr Muhammad Hayat were also present on the occasion.
Afshana is an Alumi of International Academy of Leadership, Germany, and a visiting fellow at Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University.
She has extensively written on media, politics, women and other aspects of society. She writes a weekly column for Greater Kashmir, besides writing for national news magazines.
Her specialization includes International Communication and Conflict Studies. She has also authored a volume of poems The Fugitive Sunshine.
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