KU releases books ‘Achre Moth’, ‘Jiger Khante’

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 10: The University of Kashmir today organised a book-release function in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages.
Two books titled ‘Achre Moth’-a collection of critical essays-and ‘Jiger Khante’-a collection of rhymes and poems for children-were released on the occasion. Both are authored by noted Kashmiri writer, Showket Ansari.
Renowned Kashmiri scholar and writer Prof Shafi Shauq was the chief guest on the occasion while Prof Gulshan Majeed presided over the function, organised by the varsity’s Department of Kashmiri.
Underscoring the importance of developing genuine children’s literature in their mother-tongue, Prof Shauq said it was one of the important ways to promote the language and help youngsters to stay rooted to their culture.
In her welcome address, Head of KU’s Department of Kashmiri, Prof Mehfooza Jan said the Department is committed to appreciate and promote the creative pursuits of Kashmiri writers and to provide a platform to the promotion of Kashmiri language and literature.
Dr Shafqat Altaf presented a detailed paper on book ‘Jiger Khante’ while Nisar Gulzar presented a review of the book ‘Achre Moth’ and highlighted its literary elements based on research and criticism.
Former Head, Department of Kashmiri, Prof Majrooh Rashid also spoke on the occasion while Prof Gulshan Majeed discussed literary aspects of two books.
Prof G N Khaki, Prof Taraek Rather, Dr Mushtaq Hyder, Dr Kousar, Dr Kaiser, Dr Humaira, Dr Saima Farhad, Zameer Ansari, F.A Wani, Jameel Ansari and scores of students and research scholars attended the function.