Jammu Tawi, April 23
A Hindi poetry collection book titled “Ahsaas” written by Jagdeshwary Sharma, an upcoming Hindi poetess of Reasi, was released by Manvi Parkashan, Jammu at K L Sehgal Hall, Cultural Academy, here, today.
The present book is a collection of 55 poems, dealing with Nature in its varied hues, various life situations as well as different other social issues associated with social life.
Manvi Parkashan is engaged in promoting upcoming writers of the region for the last forty years. It has published the literary works of the local writers, who are now reputed ones e.g. Dr Om Goswami, Champa Sharma, the Sahitya Akademi Award winners, O P Sharma Vidyarathi a well known award winner writer of the State whose more than 20 books have been published by the Parkashan. Poetry included in the book is presented in pictorial frames, expressing different emotions of the poetess through symbols, images and with relevant titles in an aesthetical manner. The reader is customized with the realities of life and vision of common people through her poems. Womanhood related poems leave their impact. Similarly the issue of feticide has also been taken with concern by the poetess being herself a woman. Somewhere, she seems to be inspired by poet Indu Bhushan in content and form. However, the topics are contemporary in their basic nature. Monika Jamwal, a writer of Jammu, presented her paper on the occasion of book release, where the gist, technical aspects, themes and style of the poetry of Jagdeshwary was explored in depth. Dr Om Goswami in his address said that the new talent needs patronization by the concerned agencies and general public. He said that the works of Jagdeshwary depict Nature and various aspects of life in a very simple but symbolic manner. Professor Rita Jitendra said that woman empowerment and other issues like feticide etc. show the concern by the female writer towards the society and that is a healthy and encouraging factor in the field of literature. Raj Kumar Behrupia conducted the proceedings of the programme of the book release. Vote of Thanks was presented by Dr. Milan Sharma. aOthers who were present on the occasion included Raj Bharti Sharma, Suraj Khajuria, Jang S. Verman, Neeru Sharma, Professor Veena Gupta, Chanchal Basin, Yogita Yadav, Kamal Sharma, Dr. Baljeet Singh Raina, Harish Kaila and others.