Sonam Kapoor at Khalid Mohamed's 'Two Mothers and other stories' book launch
Om Books International in association with Tryst released Khalid Mohamed’s Two Mothers and Other Stories on 5th April, 2012 at Phoenix Mills, Mumbai.This is the first collection of short stories by the eminent journalist, filmmaker and playwright.
Sonam Kapoor launched the book in Mumbai, and read out an extract from a story set in Chandni Chowk located in Delhi 6 -- which was also the backdrop of the film which instantly earned her the title of Masakali girl.
The evening witnessed an august gathering of authors, the film fraternity and the front runners of the society.
Bravely personal with quantum leaps into the imagination, Two Mothers and Other Stories by Khalid Mohamed, explores a variety of themes ranging from familial bonds, the lingering Indian royalty, and media stratagems to Mumbai’s fast-vanishing Zoroastrian Irani cafés and the bold new world of website sexual relationships. Unfailingly entertaining, his first collection of stories presents what it is like to be immersed in life with its inexhaustible twists, shocks and surprises.
Speaking at the book launch, Khalid Mohamed said, “I write about people because I miss them, people who are no longer with me. Writing is a way of preserving them in my life. The stories in the collection are nostalgic, a remembrance of things past. Located in diverse milieus and eras, they present characters who will always be within me, half-real, half-hypothesised. ”