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Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Impressions on Adhe Adhoore Khawab

by
Babar Khan
AKU-PDCN, Gilgit

AdhyAdhooryKhawb by Dr. Shahid Siddiqui is an exceptional novel because of its peculiar content and unique style. The novel covers multiple aspects of life, ranging from personal to professional experience. It discusses love, education, geography of a particular area and peoples’ perception and identity. The characters are wonderfully presented.  Each character typifies a specific perspective but at the same time is beautifully connected with the other characters of the story.  I liked two characters very much, a) Imtisal and Professor Rai. While reading the at times I felt that I know professor Rai and Imtisal for a longer time.  The way professor Rai influenced Imtisal as teacher and as human being is simply amazing.
Each character typifies a specific perspective but at the same time is beautifully connected with the other characters of the story.
            Dr. Siddiqui has skillfully addressed the current situation of teacher educations and institutions where teachers are developed. I have been involved with teachers education  and school improvement programme in Pakistan and while reading the novel, at times, I felt it is not the author, but me who is saying this all. Dr. Siddiqui has presented the voice of teacher educators who are trying to work hard to develop quality teachers. He also reminded the educators and teachers the qualities of teachers and the parameters that need to be considered in the classroom. The novel explained that it is not only the content which teachers need to deliver in the classroom but they also need to explore the critical aspects of education through developing critical thinking skills.
I have read the novel once but I am sure I am going to read it many more times to come.