Who Killed Kasheer?

It is an epic of beauty, loss, suffering, sacrifice, courage, stoicism and hope…

R K Ahmed
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 22 2017 11:35PM | Updated Date: Nov 22 2017 11:35PM
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Ruhail Khan is a prolific and accomplished writer which can be comprehended from his recently published book, Who Killed Kasheer? He is currently working on three more books on topics ranging from Corporate Sales Performance Transformation and Operational Excellence to a tome on Science and Technology and a romantic novel set across the globe, in tow. Although he considers himself as “work in progress”, his writing style is undeniably superlative and his delectable expertize in understanding and crafting the smorgasbord of human experiences makes this exposition a cathartic and emphatic experience for the reader. Who Killed Kasheer? is an epic of beauty, loss, suffering, sacrifice, courage, stoicism and hope…

He believes that the Kashmir conundrum has spawned a diverse, disparate, and often contradictory and conflating pot-pourri of attitudes, perceptions, commentaries, denunciations, and justifications largely fuelled by individual or collective cognizance of and fidelity to concepts of nationalism, freedom, equality, liberty, justice, free-will, and dignity of life. Accordingly, the representation of the genesis and progression of the turmoil has vacillated between an Orwellian Dystopia and a Morean Utopia. Subscriptions to either of the diametrically opposite world views coupled with a historical myopia aided by political obfuscation have ensured commensurate responses from the purported stakeholders and created a fatal cocktail of death, destruction, and despondency for the peace-loving, hardworking, intelligent, and hospitable populace…Hence the book…

The book is a labour of love and pain. It encapsulates and vividly describes the existentialist dilemma of Kashmir as a realm and Kashmiris as an ethno-socio-political entity. It is a concerted and honest endeavour to comprehend and reflect upon the genesis, and the turmoil till date. It encompasses a comprehensive exposition of the loss, pain, torture, misery, apprehensions, helplessness, cravings, aspirations, hopes, and dreams etc of common Kashmiri folks cutting across religious denominations, ethnicity, social stratification, political affiliations, sex, age, or historical chronology…

When asked what his book will offer the readers, he smiled and said, “It will hold their hearts, minds and souls in rapture, as they embark on an unprecedented journey of discovery. It will accord them an opportunity to stand face-to-face with the real Kashmir; beautiful, battered, brutal, as opposed to political PR ops, TRP-driven media machinations and stereotypical Bollywood fantasies loaded with falsehoods, misrepresentations, and alternate truth. And yes, they are all going to fall in love with Kashmir…once again…”

This book shall surely test the emotional bandwidth of its readers and etch every word on their hearts, minds and souls…indelibly. This book is a delight to read. What makes this book special is that it aims for your intellect and conscience and surprises you with its disdain for political correctness and lack of espousal of ideologies. This book is one of those rare works which make you fall in love with it and treasure it as a Collector’s item and pass on as a heirloom…

The book is currently available globally in all the editions – Hardbound, Paperback and e-book. The book can be ordered as listed below as also from Ingram and Goodreads which are also hosting it. In fact the Ingram hosting alone makes it available at 30,000 bookstores across 150 countries globally…

The book has already been showcased at the recently concluded Beijing International Book Fair and is slated to follow up at the Guadalajara International Book Fair as well as the Frankfurt International Book Fair…