Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kamleshwar's Book Launched

New Delhi, March. 25 (PTI): A translated collection of short stories by renowned Hindi writer Kamleshwar that deals with subjects like prostitution, politics, love, marital discord, pride and passion was released here, on 23rd March 2007.

In the 15 stories that are compiled into "Not Flowers of Henna" -- translated into English by Jai Ratan and published by Katha -- Kamleshwar stresses on positive lessons for mankind to reconstruct the society and its norms.

The book was released on Friday by well-known Hindi fiction writer Krishna Sobti.

After the release, writers and critics remembered Kamleshwar as a great author whose stories "depicted trials and tribulations of a fast changing society that looked for new values in the wake of collapse of the old value system". "Not Flowers of Henna" includes Kamleshwar's most famous story "Kitne Pakistan?"

Kamleshwar -- Sahitya Akademi award winner in 2003 -- and Sobti are among more than 30 authors whose works are featuring in the five-day Paris Book Fair that began on Friday.
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