Nayeema Mahjoor’s book Lost in Terror released

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 13 2017 1:01AM | Updated Date: Sep 13 2017 1:01AM
Nayeema Mahjoor’s book Lost in Terror releasedPhoto: Mubashir Khan/GK

Former BBC broadcaster and chairperson J&K State Women’s Commission Nayeema Ahmed Mahjoor’s book Lost in Terror was released at Media Education Research Centre (MERC) Kashmir University today. 

Cast in the background of the uprising against the armed forces in Kashmir in the late 1980s’, Lost in Terror is the tale of a young, educated, career-conscious woman who finds herself trapped into a maelstrom of death and destruction.

The book was released in presence of Justice (retd) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani. It was followed by book reading and discussion with Faruq Masudi, film maker and coordinator MERC KU, Neerja Matto, professor and author, Nasir Mirza of MERC and Riyaz Masroor, correspondent BBC.

Justice (retd) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani while reviewing the book said “through different characters, this book tries to show about the things that happened in last 30 years, which the younger generation is not aware about.”

Professor and author, Neerja Matto said “it is a proud moment for me. Nayeema is my former student. Her book is an honest attempt to tell the truth about 90s’. It’s not partisan, it gives voice to women. Nobody has written about this period in a way, Nayeema has done. It is a good beginning for her,” she said.  

Nasir Mirza of MERC said “Lost in Terror is dedicated to women of Kashmir. We are indebted to the author as being journalist she has bought more authenticity in the book. When journalist write there is balance and authenticity.”

Correspondent, BBC, Riyaz Masroor said books are a struggle of reminding. “The book depicts pain and agony of Kashmiris. It is classic throwback of 90s. Brilliantly captured by the author who has a vast experience.”

Greater Kashmir was Media Partner of the event and the book has been published by Penguin Random House India.