A poetry collection book titled “The Grateful Flowers ” authored by Rufaida Rahman Published by the Harvard Publications was released in the Tandoor Restuarant lal chowk Srinagar.The book was released by the chief guest of the event, Rj Sameen, Prominent Social Activist Syed Aijaz Kashani Renowned Writer Azra Mufti and the CEO of the Harvard Publications Miss Yasmeen khan . Speaking on the occasion Syed Aijaz Kashani social activist lauded the efforts of the young author in crystallising her thoughts in the shape of a collection of her poetry and her rare achievement at this young age and wished her a bright future.The book launch was also attended by Social Activist Peer mehak, suhail and other dignitaries of the valley.
The book Grateful Flowers is an anthology of pan-genre poetry written by the 25-year-old Rufaida Rahman who is the budding Writer of the Kashmir valley. The poetry in the book are written in different styles, like free verse, rhymed poetry etc. The title of the book is unique and quite literal and “The Greateful flowers ” is a reference that the author guides its readers to. The motivation behind the title is simple— a writer writes a piece of work but can never dictate its readers what or what not to discern from it, its wholly and solely upto the reader to decide what they want to discern from it, especially for poetry stated the Harvard Publications CEO Yasmeen khan.
The author in her speech said, “The poetry was not written with the intent of publishing a book, but were written as a free expression of the observations and emotions experienced . As I wrote more and more, the poetry compiled and with the encouragement of my Grandparents, It occurred to me that I shall consider publishing it. But, it was made possible only with the support Harvard publications CEO Yasmeen khan.