Book Review: Amroha “A Qasba”

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By Adam Rizvi, Editor-In-Chief , The India Observer, TIO: NJ: Amroha is a culturally alive city which has produced a host of talented individuals, making a name in their respective fields.  Several books have been written on the Qasba but mostly in Urdu, Hindi and Persian. ‘Making of a Qasba: The story of Amroha’ is the latest edition to this list but in English for a change.

It’s a short historical account of the Qasba, focussing on its origin and social & political development over the years. The book also covers eight famous people from the city and photographs of the city, both old and new.

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The text is easy to read as the chapters are short. The chapter on The Uprising of 1857 is particularly engaging and informative. The pictures (coloured ones would have been better) seems to cover most of the popular places in Amroha.  The biographical sketches are interesting however, the author could have added some more names to the list for added impact.

The 120 pages book has more than 200 references, which shows the serious work involved.

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I finished the book in one sitting and managed to learn a lot about Amroha. And so the next time somebody talks about the city, I know it has a lot more to offer than just Kamal Amrohvi and Jaun Elia.

The book is priced at indian Rs 225 and is available on Amazon India, Urdu Bazaar and Universal Booksellers Lucknow.

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Adam Rizvi

Adam Rizvi

Adam Rizvi has a unique talent for publishing to marketing to managing projects, writers & assigning the task to correspondents. Edits an e-paper & cover the news. An activist, spend time with family & friends. His adorable daughters, Alizah & Anum are his lifelines. He spends his time reading, swimming, hiking, cycling, and watching with them their favorite TV shows, & fixing the Big Old House where he lives. Studied literature & management. Volunteer for non-profits. President of a Travel Agency. Publisher. Circulated the newspapers. Acted & Assisted in directing & production of the award-winning film & TV Serial. Scripted a little. Modeled. Emceed the live shows & judged competitions. A caring sibling and was an obedient son of his late doting parents whom he misses dearly. Adam uses his various positions & experiences in building a strong relationship with all. Appreciates his articles being read, commented, liked, and shared. He can be reached at his personal email:

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