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Sumant Batra’s book “Anarkali” was launched

AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad Book Club organized “An Evening with Sumant Batra” event on Saturday, 6th July 2024 at Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad. In which, Sumant Batra’s latest book “Anarkali” was also launched.

The evening featured the celebrated author Sumant Batra, who captivated the audience with an engaging discussion on his latest book, “Anarkali.” Batra shared personal anecdotes, the creative process behind his writing, and the historical and cultural influences that shaped his narrative. His eloquent storytelling and deep insights resonated with the attendees, sparking lively discussions and a profound appreciation for his work.

Sumat Batra said, “I have endeavored to reconstruct the enigma surrounding this woman (Anarkali), known to us only by her silhouette, by imbuing her with an identity, a name, a family, and a life that extends beyond the tragic love story she has been associated with. What emerges is a poignant narrative, rich and captivating, depicting the journey of a woman navigating the social intricacies of the Mughal Empire and facing the repercussions of pursuing her own desires.”

The event was attended by a diverse group of literature enthusiasts, including members of the press, academics, students, and avid readers, all eager to gain a deeper understanding of Batra’s literary journey. The talk was followed by a delightful dinner, offering attendees an opportunity to connect, share thoughts, and discuss their favorite moments from the evening.

Shraddha Ahuja Ramani, the president of the Ahmedabad Book Club, shared her thoughts on the event, stating, “We are thrilled with the turnout and the enthusiastic response to Batra’s talk. His ability to weave history and fiction together is truly remarkable, and it was an honor to host such an esteemed author. Events like these not only enrich our understanding of literature but also strengthen our community’s love for reading and learning.”

She added, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sumant Batra for his inspiring presence and to all who attended and contributed to making this event a grand success. The Ahmedabad Book Club remains committed to fostering a vibrant literary community and looks forward to hosting more such enriching events in the future.”

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