Mamata’s Eid announcement: Wait for my book of Urdu shayari

Head covered with a white chhadar, Mamata wished the massive gathering after the prayers.

Written by Subrata Nagchowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: July 30, 2014 8:12 am
Mamata at the Eid prayer gathering in Kolkata. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Mamata at the Eid prayer gathering in Kolkata. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

After paintings, designing sarees and visualising logos for her pet projects, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is now trying her hands at Urdu shayari and is planning to get a book published soon.

She revealed this to a close circle of Muslim clerics and party leaders after attending the traditional Red Road namaaz on the occasion of Eid in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Head covered with a white chhadar, Mamata wished the massive gathering after the prayers.

She later met some Muslim clerics and party leaders at the Mohammedan Sporting Ground tent where she told them about the shayaris she has been writing.

A compilation of about 100 shayaris written by her is likely to be published soon.

Ahmad Hasan, a Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP who was at the congregation, said: “Yes, Didi talked about writing shayaris and bringing out a book of couplets. She only mentioned Urdu shayaris. But one is not sure about what script or form she would use.”

Mamata’s publisher Sudhangshu Dey of Dey’s Publishing, when contacted, said: “Last week, Didi had called to inform that she has been working on two books and would like to bring those out before the Pujas. Many people buy books during the Pujas. I am not sure if one of these would be the shayari compilation.”

Till now, the publishing house has brought out 45 books written by Mamata, about half-a-dozen of them in English. The books, many of which are memoirs of her days of political struggle, picked up sale after she became the chief minister.

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    sahil
    Jul 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm
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      afzu
      Jul 30, 2014 at 5:57 am
      Great, Love you didi
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        anjireddy
        Jul 30, 2014 at 10:36 am
        i am sure one day u and ur party will face jihadi attack. Then only u realize. already they injected in ur party that is slow poison to ur party.
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          Niladrinath Mohanty
          Oct 19, 2014 at 2:03 am
          I am revisiting this site accidentally today(19/10/14).Your prediction has come true with bomb blasts in Burdwan.
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            Niladrinath Mohanty
            Jul 30, 2014 at 2:01 am
            This is strange politics
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              abhijit pal
              Aug 2, 2014 at 3:35 am
              we loved 2002
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                Ram Rahim
                Jul 30, 2014 at 2:39 am
                Mamta. Where is video of your conversion to RoP, you had promised before your nook of gazals and shayari?
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                  Hari
                  Aug 2, 2014 at 9:12 am
                  India's powerful female politicians belie the por belief that women make better leaders. From Mamta's paintings and books to Mayawati's statues to Amma's movie-styled dings, proximity to power appears to afflict women just as easily as it does men. Perhaps more so. While there are many male politicians who are s, there are a few who have risen to the challenge and shunned the corruption that accompanies the trappings. However, I can't think of any female politician who has bucked the trend. Not those from the Communist party (Brinda Karat being a prime example) or the Congress or the BJP or any of the regional parties.
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