Lucknow Book Club has the pleasure of launching renowed author Ms. Sheila Rohekar’s third novel, “Miss Samual :ek yahudi gaathaa”.
Date : 30th March, 2013 ; from 1PM to 4PM.
Venue : UP Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomti Nagar, opposite FUN Mall
Lecture by Dr. Aafreedi
Along with the Book release, Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Post-Graduate Programme Coordinator, Department of History & Civilization, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, will speak on Indian Jewish fiction, including the writings of Sheila Rohekar
Since Ms. Rohekar does not use internet, we do not have access to any of her public profiles. So it will be very interesting to meet the author and know about her from herself.
HT City has posted an article on it, but their paper does not seem searchable.
Masto started the affair with a brief intro to the Lucknow book club.
Words cannot describe the quality of Navras’s presentation. It was well researched, and well planned. The oration was excellent, and delivery rivetting.
Navras gave a brief history of Jews, jewish authors & their writing in India, and went on to touch many issues – authors, discrimination, minority community and more.
Mr. Shakeel Siddiqui took up compering after this. Starting with Mr. Virendra Yadav – a literary critic to tell us his thoughts of the book.
Then, Miss Rohekar gave her own introduction to the book.
After this, Mr. Siddiqui called up a bevvy of poets and critics to give their impressions of the book –
- Akhilesh ji
- Vandana mishra
- Virendra yadav
- Rakesh ji
- Surya mohan kulshrestha
- Dr. Ramesh dixit
- Ravindra verma
The book had universal acceptance in the literary community, and their description and praises made several attendees (myself included) wish to purchase and read this book. Unfortunately, copies were not available on the spot…