I started writing at a very early age. The first piece of writing that I could remember having written is a “Letter to Allah”. I was 11 years old and my father was confined to bed rest as he complained of prolapsed disc. I could not see my father like this and thought of conveying my innocent feelings to Allah in the form of a letter. That was the beginning and I have never stopped since then.
Azra Mufti hailing from Baramulla, Kashmir is an author & novelist. She did her schooling from St Josephs School & later went on to do MBA from Punjab Technical University. She is currently working as assistant professor at Chandigarh group of colleges in Punjab’s Mohali. She recently came up with her debut novel “Tearful Pages” that highlights gender-based issues in society.
The book covers a wide range of stories that deal with domestic violence, female feticide, war crimes & cyberbullying. It is more about the women living in the present world and the problems they face.
Reaching out to Kashmiri girls, Azra says that they should never compromise on dignity.
Remember dust settles but we don’t. Do not sacrifice your dignity for your destiny and learn to stand up for what is right. Bring honor to your parents and learn how to deal with problems gracefully. Girls are full of power and nobody will serve it to you, you have to take it and lead.