Srinagar, May 03: A young writer from summer capital Srinagar who has already won awards from India’s world records and India book of records has now won the title of Grand Master in Asia book of records for her book Zoon-The heart of Habba Khatoon.
Soliha Shabir, 22, a resident of Dalgate area in Srinagar, has been writing on different issues of society besides taking part in debates as well.
Soliha, who is pursuing her masters in english Literature, while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that she started writing when she was 15 years old and Zoon is the first book that has recreated the theme of Habba Khatoon’s poetry and essence.
“I feel happy that my work is being acknowledged at such platforms and getting Asia book of records awards after India’s World Records and India Book of Records is big achievement,” she said
“My first book was ‘In The Lawn of Dark’ in which there are hundreds of motivational and inspirational quotes. The motive behind writing, this book was just to motivate and inspire the young generation of J&K,” she said.
“M y second book ‘Obsolete’ was published last year. The book is multi-dimensional and almost every issue of the society has been touched in it,” she said, adding that the book describes the various fields of the society and can be a great inspiration for budding young generation.
“My art of the poetry has been to portray the numerous evils and exterminate them by making people conscious and aware about the ill effects of our society, so that we can jointly eradicate social evils,” she said
Soliha said her third book “Zoon” is the compilation of poems whose theme is the pain of Habba Khatoon.
“I’ve tried to pen her pain in my words as no writer can match her perfection, all can just try and that’s what I’ve done,” she said. “I hope this book will make all of us realize her pain and will reveal the life to our young people.”
“This book will make our young generation understand the Kashmiri literature and I hope this will ignite a ray of reading and writing in them, Soliha said, “adding that our youth are very much talented but most of them are wasting it just for fame.”
“My message to the youth of J&K will be just to not to go after fame but know about your culture, traditions and language and don’t become modernized at the cost of losing your own culture and identity,” she said—