Dr Nitasha koul talks on "life writing" in KU

Dr Nitasha koul  talks on ''life writing'' in KU

She then spelt out the importance of writing narratives as a source of socio-historical and political history of any nation.

University of Kashmir and Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) jointly organised a talk by noted writer Dr Nitasha Kaul on the theme of “Life Writing” followed by interaction with university professors, scholars, students and cross section of civil society members. 

Chairperson KCSDS Professor Hameedah Nayeem said, “Dr Nitasha Kaul being a novelist and poet has acquired scholarship across multiple disciplines. But above all she is an organic intellectual who deeply thinks and writes about issues that concern us in today’s world. Unlike traditional intellectuals who imagine themselves transcendentally located, with historical presence above and beyond the political realities, in order to evade the struggle for truth, justice and freedom, she is committed to unmasking and smashing the stereotypes of vision and intellect with which modern world of mass art and thought swamp us.”

Dr Nitasha Kaul in her presentation, said, “Life writing is recording of memories whether one’s own or another’s and then went on to say that this recording could be done in many genres and practices like autobiography, biography, memoir, diaries, letters, testimonies, personal essays and now even digital forms such as blogs and email. It could include oral testimony and eye witness accounts.”

She then spelt out the importance of writing narratives as a source of socio-historical and political history of any nation. 

“It is more important in places like Kashmir where official version of reality is invariably at variance with the truth on the ground.