India’s first poetry book on crime against women

Thee Hoon Rahungi, India’s first collection of poetry centred around the issue of crime against women, got a special attention at the Patna Book Fair, Bihar. Copy of the book was presented to noted writer Javed Akhtar. Book was released Rashmi Singh, Executive Director, National Mission for Empowerment of Women, Govt of India, Vandana Kaini, IPS, noted writers Usha Kiran Khan, Bhawna Shekhar and Neelima Singh. This book is written by Vartika Nanda and is published by Rajkamal Prakashan. Vartika Nanda has been working on the issue of crime against women for more than a decade. She was head of crime beat in NDTV earlier. This is her 6th book.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Rashmi Singh said that such literary efforts can kindle a flame for change in the society. Noted laureate Usha Kiran Khan stressed that women across all boundaries go through similar pains and dilemmas. Thus such books can create a platform for better understanding within the societal framework.

 

Patna Book Fair, a bonanza for book lovers, was organized by the National Book Trust (NBT). Over 5 lakh book buffs visited the fair during the twelve-day long fair. More than 300 publishers, including some international ones, participated in the Book Fair. The Fair was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar.