A collection of poems by a teenage student was released at department of linguistics, University of Kashmir on Thursday.
“To Whom It May Concern” is 100-page collection of poems, written by Sarah Mahajan, BA student at Women’s College, MA Road here.
It is the maiden literary work by the 19-year old author who hails from Tangmarg in north Kashmir. The author shares her “general human experience” in 50 poems, distributed in five sections.
During the launch function, people from media, academics, art and culture spoke about the book. “I have been writing poetry from the age of 14 and through my poetry collection I want to share general human experiences and feelings,” said Mahajan.
“Everyone has something to say irrespective of age and through this book I’m trying to express myself while connecting to people,” she said.
Among others who attended the function included Sahitya Academy awardee, Prof Shafi Shouq and Prof Ajaz Sheikh, head of the department, Linguistics. Professor Shouq who has written a 14-page review of book praised and congratulated the young author on her first book.
“This book is a mystic poetry collection which gives us the experience of human pain in its several forms,” Prof Shouq said adding that he thoroughly enjoyed reading the book.
Students and faculty of linguistics department participated in the book launch.
“Such opportunities are very encouraging for our students and our department is always on forefront to host such events which encourage young talent,” Said, HOD linguistics, Prof Sheikh.
The book has been published by Jammu and Kashmir cultural academy.