17-year-old Sadia Nisar Shah’s second novel ‘The Caged Globe’ has been launched in Srinagar, which is a novelistic expression of life of Kashmiri people under the shadow of Indian army’s guns. The novel is about the heavily fortified and militarized occupied Jammu and Kashmir. As there is complete restriction on freedom of expression, so Sadia used novel as a tool to explain her feelings.
The ceremony was held Jammu and Kashmir’s capital city under the auspices of the Jammu and Kashmir Fiction Writers Guild.
In the beginning, Dr Nilofar Naz Nahvi welcomed all the guests. Before the ritual unveiling of the novel ‘The Caged Globe’, a commentary written by eminent writer Ezra Mufti was presented by Udin Shabbir, after which the unveiling ceremony was performed.
In his presidential speech, Prof. Naseem Shafai congratulated Sadia and expressed happiness that youth in Jammu and Kashmir have started taking interest in literature from an early age.
He said that the Fiction Writers Guild deserves congratulations for guiding other young writers like Sadia.
Expressing his thoughts on this occasion, he congratulated Muhammad Amin Butt, President of Kamraz Literary Center.
He said that the 17-year-old Sadia has inspired other young people by writing two novels at such a young age.—KMS