Dr Nazir Mushtaq’s Book ‘Tinkey’ Released

Dr. Nazir Mushtaq with fiction writer and Chief Editor of Nagina Vehshi Syed, Justice B.A. Kirmani, and vice-chancellor of Central University of Kashmir Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir.

Srinagar: Dr. Nazir Mushtaq, a renowned physician, on Monday released his new book ‘Tinkey’. The book was released on the occasion of Jammu and Kashmir Fiction Writers’ Guild’s 200th session celebration at Hotel Shahenshah. Mushtaq is a former president of the guild.

The book is in Urdu, and is a collection of a hundred fictional micro stories of one page each and will be available in 5 languages- Kashmiri, English, Hindi, Bengali, and Persian.

Speaking of what inspired his latest book, Dr. Muhshtaq said, “I am a doctor, I see sufferings of people, social evils, and pathos of my patients that keep haunting me. And I started writing about them. These became short stories which took the shape of ‘Tinkey’. I always show the mirror to society through my works.”

Dr Mushtaq’s body of work consists of writing for 60 TV serials, 4 films, multiple radio dramas, papers, magazines, journals, and his first book was a novel called ‘Paigam’. He is also the man behind the popular medical column in Kashmir Uzma ‘Sahati Kamil’ which is a known success.

The author’s next book is slated to be launched next year, a collection of 100 micro stories which will illuminate the ordeal induced by the Covid-19 pandemic in Kashmir. He is also writing a book on his travels in Iran named ‘Khush Guzar’, and on mental health and depression in Kashmir.

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