A writer’s tryst with Covid

Dr Ajay Sharma pens a novel sharing his experience

A writer’s tryst with Covid

Dr Ajay Sharma

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 31

Punjab’s noted Hindi novelist Dr Ajay Sharma has penned another novel titled ‘Kamra (room) Number 909,’ which was released on Friday. Eminent writers have been discussing this novel on various fronts.

The author outlined the story of this novel while undergoing treatment being a Covid patient in a private hospital for 10 days. He has touched various local, national and global issues in his unique novel.

Famous Shaitya Awardee and Hindi author Chitra Mudgal says it is probably the first novel written on this pandemic situation and it beautifully depicts the physical and psychological changes faced by the humanity. It is written in first person and the narrator himself is a doctor and he feels life and death at every moment in hospital.

Another prominent Hindi author Mamta Kalia says the novel exposes the truth of the so-called spiritual gurus. Medical facts are engrossing given the fact that writer himself is a doctor. Expressing his views, Dr Paan Singh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Hindi, Himachal Pradesh University, says that the author has seen so many ups and downs, changes and hollowness of relationships in just 10 days spent in the hospital that he decided to pen a complete biography.

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