Jiji: the trials and tribulations of Parveena Ahangar
August 18, 2019, marked the 29th year of Parveena’s son’s enforced disappearance and, consequently, her search for him. Javed Ahmad Ahangar’s exit made Parveena move from pillar to post. Going from Cantonments to courts to jails and other places, where her son’s whereabouts were rumored, Parveena took it on herself to trace him. She devoted the prime of her age, battled all odds, adversities, and ailments to see her son home again or his traces at least. But neither of the two has happened so far. Parveena has resolved to continue her search for her son until her last breath. This book, which is a series of visits to her at home and her office in Hyderpora, catches a glimpse of Parveena’s life.
|8 × 5 × 0.5 in
10 August 2020
Younis Ahmad Kaloo was born and brought up in Kashmir. Previously, he was a Delhi-based Correspondent at FORCE Newsmagazine, a monthly magazine on national security and aerospace. He was part of the Kus Bani Koshur Krorepaet (Kashmiri version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?) season 1 where he worked as Assistant Director and Casting Producer. Younis is specialised in Narrative Journalism with Masters in Convergent Journalism from Central University of Kashmir. He was awarded the 2013 Student of the Year prize and Best Debater of the College by SP College, Srinagar. He, every now and then, writes short stories and poems. One of his short stories was published by Out of Print Magazine in its 35th Issue (September/October) 2019. The story was later translated into Bengali by Kolkata-based magazine Aainanagar.