New Delhi: Speaking Tiger Books announces the launch of Shakoor Rather’s debut novel ‘Life in the Clock Tower Valley’, a book about Kashmir’s pristine past, its grievous present, and always uncertain future.
Set in the picturesque Srinagar, the novel provides an insider’s view of everyday life and emotions in the conflict-ridden valley. The book, published by Speaking Tiger Books, also highlights fascinating historical and political information about Kashmir as well as environmental issues that are seldom talked about.
‘Life in the Clock Tower Valley’ is a requiem for our past that we hold closer and long for. It is about nostalgia, love, and loss,” said Shakoor Rather.
“Delicate and sensitive, the novel travels between Kashmir’s pristine past, its grievous present, and always uncertain future, providing an insider’s view to everyday life and emotions in the conflict-ridden valley. The issues are depicted through symbolism, wit, and humour,” he said.
Rather said many past books have shone a light on the conflict in Kashmir, however, “Life in the Clocktower Valley takes a different approach by depicting the life that we all live amidst this conflict. It highlights the uncertainty in our lives.”
The book is available in leading bookstores and Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions.