Adhay Adhooray Khawab" by Dr. Shahid Sidiqui is a beautiful blend of society, politics, education and literature. It advocates a unique socio-political theme, i.e., education should be used as a vehicle for social change. Theories, discussed in the in the four walls of classroom are of no use until they are not applied and practiced.
Maimoona NazneenUniversity of Management and Technology, Lahore
"It is not a conventional love story but altogether a different narrative that advocates love of ideology that may lead to sacrifice even one's own life."
According to the writer, "mohabbat qurbani mangti ha, kabhi maal ki, kabhi martabay ki, kabi jaan ki." These sacrifices do not mark the end of love rather they make the cause sublime and inspiring. Professor Roy's dream is taken up by his students, especially Imtisal. He has actually presented the dream and inspiration to fulfill it. He has left a role model for his students to follow in their lives.
This novel is an exact social mirror of Pakistan’s political upheaval. Coupled with simple style and language, social relevance makes the story gripping for readers. The use of multiple narrators helps us to look at a situation from both students’ and teachers’ perspective. In this way this novel is an effective contribution to the theme of education. It promotes that students and teacher should play their active in bringing desired social change.
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