Indian author calls to put literature, music and movies online
HYDERABAD: Writers and intellectuals received the renowned Indian Sindhi artiste, drama director, musician, movie maker and song writer Asha Chand, while she came to visit Hyderabad, the hometown of her ancestors.
Asha Chand is the daughter of late Sundri Uttamchandani (mother), the award-winning Sindhi fiction writer and late Assandas Jethanand Uttamchandani, popularly known as Shri A J Uttam (father).
“There is only way out to save the Sindhi language, culture, music and movies to put each and everything online, accessible to everybody living far from Sindh,” she advised the authors, who usually prefer to exchange books through dispatching manually.
“I have put my 150 songs, movies and what I have produced online and everybody can enjoy the same. Similarly, I have put all the literary work of my mother (Sundri Uttamchandani),” she said. She was speaking at a reception given in her honour by the Sindhi Language Authority (SLA), Hyderabad, at its auditorium on Friday.
Asha has come to attend wedding ceremony of a relative. Being in Sindh, she is willing to visit the historical places, lakes and meet the legendary people to refresh her mind. She visited the Keenjhar Lake and wants to travel to Larkana to meet Comrade Sobho Gayanchandani, the veteran politician and intellectual.
Sindhi Language Authority Secretary Taj Joyo introduced the guest and Qalandar Shah Lakiari, Kazi Khadim, Hameed Sindhi and other writers discussed how to promote literature in the Sindhi language.
Asha Chand asked them do not wait for several days to exchange books with readers of Sindhi language living in both the neighboring countries, Pakistan and India. When you have access to internet let the people know what you have contributed through online, she said.