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Internationally acclaimed author Hatef Mokhtar's first India interview

Press Release   •   Oct 10, 2012 15:27 IST

October 9, 2012, Pune, India: Speaking for the first time with the Indian media, Hatef Mokhtar, an Afghan writer, human rights activist, columnist, editor and author spoke to BookChums about his latest release: The Red Wrath. This work of historical fiction elaborates the devastation of many Afghans from the days of communism and the Soviet invasion to the Taliban’s presence in today’s Afghanistan.

Explaining the title of his book, Mokhtar said, “The Red Wrath signifies the red army of the USSR that invaded Afghanistan in 1979. It is also a sign of bloodshed of millions of Afghan civilians who were killed and displaced from their homes.”

Being a human rights activist and the founder of the Global Peace Network, The Red Wrath is a progressive book with it promoting widow remarriage, friendship, love and virtues of humanity. “I believe in truth and justice, honesty and fairness, equality and social emancipation and I defy superstitious malpractices no matter where they happen to take root or stem from. So is the approach in my book. No law or religion deprives a widowed woman from marrying again. Nature is against unjust discrimination between genders,” reasoned Mokhtar.

In the meaty interview Mokhtar also stressed that there is hope for peace through the medium of storytelling. “Storytelling has always remained and with the changing times has become more effective and laudable means to spread the awareness of one’s record.  As per my experiences it is still the most powerful and effective tool of freedom of speech / expression which has left its long-lasting effect on the memories of a reader,” concluded Mokhtar.

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About BookChums: BookChums is a site for book lovers to connect. Readers can add/read book reviews, read up author bios and author interviews, download free ebooks and read blogs related to latest trends in the field of publishing. BookChums also provides authors with a platform to promote their latest releases through contests and engagement activities that are tailor-made for every author. The promotional activities planned out ensure that the author’s work is seen and noticed among our fan base. For more information, please visit the site: http://www.bookchums.com/ or email queries at admin@bookchums.com. Customer Support no: (020) 4140­-3213

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