LAHORE: The Lahore Heritage Foundation has organised launching ceremony of two new books of prominent columnist Majid Sheikh, titled ‘Lahore: 101 Tales of a Fabled City’ and its Urdu version ‘Qisay Lahore Ke’.
The launching ceremony was held at a local hotel here on Sunday, where a good number of people including scholars, writers, poets, critics, architects, students and book lovers participated.
Speaking the participant, Faqeer Syad Ijaz said Majid Sheikh made a strong opinion on the history of Lahore and his book is not only the description of city’s real culture but also a complete guide for the students of history and geography.
He appreciated the writer for choosing a unique idea of introducing Lahore’s history from different perspective.
Addressing the gathering, Punjabi poet Mushtaq Sufi said Lahore is not a name of roads, streets or buildings but a name of people living in the city and their culture. “Lahore is the most important city of Pakistan regarding politics, culture and historical buildings,” he said, adding that the mega metropolitan city is home to people belonging to not only Punjab but of other provinces as well.
He said the writer selected the subject of the cultural history of common man instead of writing about the rulers and the buildings and monuments constructed by them and other famous personalities.
Samina Rehman proclaimed the Majid’s work as he focused the subject of local’s history about which the new generation especially the students and children living in the posh areas have no knowledge. She also hoped the book must be very helpful for such students, exploring the true aspect of history.
Chairman Lahore Heritage Foundation Syad Babar Ali and Nayar Ali Dada also spoke on the occasion.