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Young writer from Kupwara publishes maiden book

Kupwara, Sep 16: Inspired by Muslim poet, philosopher, and politician Allama Iqbal, a 21-year-old boy from the frontier district of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district has published his maiden book and is presently preparing for civil services.

Amir Altaf, a political science graduate from India’s premier educational institution Aligarh Muslim University, during the ongoing global pandemic has published his maiden book titled “Walking Away- The Unfinished Part of Me.”

Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer KNO, Amir said that the writings of Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal has motivated him and the COVID-19 lockdown explored a writer as he wrote the book while being indoors.

He said that the book is a story that is based on love, sacrifice, and long-distance relationships. “It tells us about how our society is dysfunctional and how our culture encourages us to be emotionless. It tells us about how our youth constantly look for something deep and intimate without looking for the risks.”

He said the story depicts the life of a student, how he struggled in this troubled region and what predicaments he faced during his student life.

Amir said that apart from Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal he is inspired by the writings of Paulo Coelho and Indian writer and politician Shashi Tharoor.

Amir is presently preparing for civil services and besides being a writer, he has over the years featured in various regional newspapers with his opinion pieces on various contemporary issues.

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