A graveyard of books: Hurmat Majid


The lesson I learnt that day, the one I am trying to pass on to you is that it is all very well to visit literature festivals and go to bookstores in pursuit of the latest popular fiction novel. But does that really qualify you as a literary person? I think we owe a little more to literature than that. What literature wants from us is to be read, cherished and remembered. It is, therefore, a task for anyone who calls themselves an avid reader to visit libraries, revive the culture of sitting there and reading for hours on end and paying classic literature its due.

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