Raafat Gilani

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When Class 12 student Raafat Gilani decided to write a novel, little did he realize that he would be mocked and lampooned by people for trying his hand at the English literature. Eight months on, the 17-year-old has proved his critics wrong by becoming one of the youngest novelists to have lived his dream in strife-torn Kashmir. Breaking from the traditions of a Kashmir-centric theme, 'The day I died' is set in Japan and revolves around an... "I faced a lot of difficulties in the course of writing the book. There were a lot of discouragements. People mocked me for trying to write a novel... Interestingly, Raafat did not tell his parents about the book till it was complete. "I told my parents casually when I started writing... Elated at the response to his maiden novel, Raafat is now working on more...
One fine winter evening, seventeen-year-old schoolboy and passionate computer gamer Raafat Gilani thought of writing a novel and the youngster’s dream came true on Sunday when his book ‘The day I died’ was released at Winterfell Café on the banks of the famed Dal Lake. The teenager’s debut novel is a story of a young boy’s decision to choose ‘aggression over depression’ in pursuit of achieving something in life. It narrates the boy’s struggle and his encounter with people in his endeavor. Bukhari said Kashmiris can relate with the novel because ‘wittingly or unwittingly everyone in the valley is marred by depression’. “Young people here can take inspiration from him and chose something for themselves which they can boast about on a global level,” he said. Raafat said people...
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