Book Launch : मिस सैमुअल, एक यहूदी गाथा


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

420303_10151367934153183_857452805_nAlong 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.

Here’s a link we’d managed to save –

 March 30 – Some photos of the event.

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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…


  1. missybaba

    A very well organised and attended event! The Lucknow Book Club is a great forum for not just book launches/discussions but also hopefully in the near future, academia and debates. It is heartening to see Susheela ji’s book get such a great response and engage our members!

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