In love with Urdu poetry, a young girl from Soura area of Srinagar city has authored a book titled ‘Saday-e-Qalab’ with an aim to rekindle the love and enthusiasm for Urdu language among young people of Kashmir valley.
Mir Raafiyah Bashir, a 12th class student, has been writing in Urdu writing for the last four years. She has written several articles and poems and has now come up with a complete book in Urdu in order to give her ideas and thoughts a dignified shape.
“I’ve been writing for the last four years. It was this year that I thought it was the right time to show my work to people and publish my book in Urdu, and I decided to name the book ‘Saday-e-Qalb’. There has been a sort of disconnect with this language among the young masses but I am hopeful all will read it and find it interesting,” she said.
Saday-e-Qalb will be released formally on the 8th of November, Sunday at 21 Miles Café in Lal Chowk, Srinagar.
Raafiyah, who has done her schooling at a local school, is currently a student of 12th standard at JamiaTulBanaat Women's Educational Institute at Lal Bazar in Srinagar city. ’’I’m going to face 12th class exams in a few days as the schedule has been announced. I’m just looking for my upcoming exams, but I am also looking forward tothe release of my book,” she said.
“My quotes and poems are written under the pen-name ‘GumnaamRahi’. I have put my heart and soul in this book and I hope the people will read the book and like it,” she added.
Raafiyah says that she aspires to write more books in future and contribute towards the uplift of society and its people. She also hopes to write books in the English language.
“It’s important for every girl to remain independent and stay upright with her own potential and expertise in current times. We’ve to make our space in this world, with our efforts and hard work and prove that we’re no less than others”, she opined.
Talking about her book, Raafiyah said that the book touches almost every aspect of human life and is not restricted to a particular theme or angle. “My book revolves around parents, teachers, friends and most significantly day to day happenings in Kashmir valley and our lives too,” she added.
She added that her book also focused on the ongoing pandemic which has afflicted lakhs of people with losses and sufferings across the world.