Kamleshwar's Book Launched
In the 15 stories that are compiled into "Not Flowers of Henna" -- translated into English by Jai Ratan and published by Katha -- Kamleshwar stresses on positive lessons for mankind to reconstruct the society and its norms.
The book was released on Friday by well-known Hindi fiction writer Krishna Sobti.
After the release, writers and critics remembered Kamleshwar as a great author whose stories "depicted trials and tribulations of a fast changing society that looked for new values in the wake of collapse of the old value system". "Not Flowers of Henna" includes Kamleshwar's most famous story "Kitne Pakistan?"
Kamleshwar -- Sahitya Akademi award winner in 2003 -- and Sobti are among more than 30 authors whose works are featuring in the five-day Paris Book Fair that began on Friday.