Punjab has zero literature for children: Gulzar

gulzarIt is disappointing that Punjabi is ‘zero’ in children literature with nothing available for them in the language, said noted poet, lyricist and film-maker Gulzar on Wednesday.

During his first interaction at Punjab University with students, faculty members and staff after he assumed the Tagore Chair professorship, Gulzar said, “It is a matter of grave concern that we don’t have children literature and we are making no effort to write for them. Writing for children is very difficult. The language used for writing for an eight-year-old will be different from what you use for a 12-year-old.”

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