‘Tinkey’- the glimpses of a society!

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Dr Nazir Mushtaq is a renowned physician and distinguished writer of Kashmir valley. He is regarded among the eminent lovers of Urdu language and literature.

His latest book ‘Tinkey’ is published by GNK Publications Charari Sharif Budgam, is a great read for students as well as lovers of Urdu literature. It containing a hundred microfictions spread over 198 pages. This book is beautifully designed and the quality of paper is worth real compliments. For Urdu lovers and Urdu student’s it is no less than a great gift.

Though during mornings and evenings he remains busy in giving consultation to his patients at his clinic but whenever he gets time he gives words to his idea’s in the form of microfictions or Afsanchas. He is very popular among his patients as well as among social media users because whenever he composes any fiction or microfiction, he shares it with friends.

Mostly his writings reflect the societal wrongs in the community besides a clever suggestion regarding the measures to be taken in order to overhaul the system.

Dr Nazir Mushtaq’s love for Urdu language and literature is evident from the fact that even in his seventies, he is determined and fully vibrant to contribute and draw his unique colors on the broader canvas of a sweet language called ‘Urdu’.

The preface of the book “Tinkey” has been compiled by Noor Shah the legendary fiction writer of valley. Noor Shah says ” there is a galaxy of good fiction writers in Jammu Kashmir and so far as Dr Nazir Mushtaq is concerned he is a unique name in the world of excellent microfiction composers. His love for writing microfictions is immense and his ‘Tinkey’ is first of its kind from the author.

About the book Dr Nazir Mushtaq has written that, “The collection of a hundred microfictions is in your hands now. Writing microfictions is my hobby. When I come out of my busy clinical schedule, I enter in the literary world and start writing”. Furthermore, he is also of the view that his composed microfictions are like his children.

Famous writer, poet and translator Parvez Manoos has also penned some beautiful words about this book. He writes,” though Dr Nazir Mushtaq is a medical doctor by profession but he has is in deep love with Urdu language and literature. In Dr Nazir Mushtaq’s microfictions we come across the different colours of life experienced by him in his day to day life. To express huge thoughts in few lines or words needs an expertise and Dr Nazir Mushtaq is fully acquainted with that skill and it is the only reason behind his popularity”.

Wehshi Syed, Chief editor ‘Nigeena International’ writes about the book that, “One must be an ultra expert while projecting a big idea or thought and summarizing it in just a single page or two. Dr Nazir Mushtaq is a brilliant expert of that virtue.

Dr Riyaz Tawheedi Kashmiri has written a four page brief summary of “Tinkey” in the end. He is of the view that,” in Jammu Kashmir a big number of writers have risen to much prominence despite not being the students of language and literature. Among them, the noted ones include Noor Shah, Wehshi Syed, Mushtaq Mehdi, Deepak Budki, Parvez Manoos, Raja Yousuf, Nasir Zameer, Zubair Qureshi and others. Though Dr Nazir Mushtaq is a physician but he has successfully risen to much prominence in the world of Urdu literature.

Dr Nazir Mushtaq has dedicated this book to his sister, wife, Waseem, Yawar and to his all Facebook friends. This book reminds us that things aren’t upright in Kashmir society and our cultural heritage and ethos is losing its sheen with each passing day. This book reflects on almost all aspects of the society and portrays a realistic picture of the current times.

Some of the outstanding Afsancha’s cantained in the book include Nimazi , Bhikari , Zaroorat, Online, Taweez, Alaaj, Darr, Masla, Mazdoor, Dandha, Qatil, Paap, Peshgoyi, Maatam, Loug, Doori, Imtihaan, Robert, saboot, Zaat, Raaz, Samaaj, Madam, Kafan, Fikir, Chour, Namumkin, Baraf, Baap Beta, Baroosa, Gunah , Naseeb etc.

“Tinkey” has a mesmerizing look and beautiful design and has gained huge appreciation for that as well. For thbose aspiring writers and for lovers of Urdu literature, I would say that this book is a ‘must read’.

The writer teaches at Govt Secondary School Anderwan Ganderbal and is a freelance columnist.








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