I know this is too short a notice but this whole launch was organized impromptu and for the reason that we have the fortune of Shahnaz visiting India for next few days.
There will be a lecture today Friday, February 26 at 3.30 pm at Ho-Chi Min Conference Room, 1st Floor, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University by Prof. Syed Fakir Aijazuddin on "Pakistan Your Distant Neighbour" followed by Shahnaz's book launch.
The book launch will have Shahnaz sharing her experiences on translating Rais Ahmed Jafri's abridged version of the Tilism-e-Hoshruba classic, Mahmood speaking on the tradition of Dastangoi, and finally Mahmood and I reading excerpts from Shahnaz's translation and perhaps reciting the original Urdu version from our memories. :-)
Shahnaz would be available to sign copies for those readers who wish to. The book has been published by Penguin Classics.
The event has been organized by ICCR and Jamia Millia Islamia.
For more details call Prof. Shiv Prakash on 09810086353 or me on 09873078449.
Would love to see as many of you who could make it there tom.
Thanks and warm regards,