On Saturday 21 May 2022, the Sydney-based Urdu literary institute, Pak Forum Australia, organised a remarkable book launch event to inaugurate the fifth book of prolific Australian Urdu writer, Mr Tariq M Mirza, titled, ‘Mulkun Mulkun Dekha Chand’.
This book is based upon Tariq Mirza’s vivid travel experiences in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Qatar.
The travel log is enriched with detailed narrations of his experiences in those countries, relaying the unique cultures of the people he came across, engaging stories, and universal themes related to the human condition, all related through the literary charm of the Urdu language.
The function was held at the Lahori Dera Auditorium in Sydney’s West, a large number of members of the Subcontinental community, literary, political and social, were in attendance.
The chief guest of the evening was the Pakistan Consul General Mr Mohammad Ashraf and the Master of Ceremonies (MC) was Mr Rehan Alvi, Executive Producer of SBS Urdu.
The program was initiated by a beautiful recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Mr Usaid Khalil, followed by an authorial introduction of Mr Tariq Mirza by Mr Akhtar Ali Mughal.
The book was then reviewed by Mr Abbas Alvi, Mr Rana Zafar Hussain, Mr Afzal Rizvi, Mr Abbas Zaidi and Mr Ahmad Muslim Alvi.
Ms Huma Mirza delivered a speech on behalf of the Pakistan High Commissioner.
Mr Tariq M Mirza, thanked and addressed his guests and relayed his book-writing journey to the audience, including the aims, inspirations, and challenges encountered while creating his masterpiece, particularly during the publishing process.
The program was concluded with delicious Pakistani feast.
Mr Tariq M Mirza’s other books are ‘Khushboo Ka Safar’, ‘Talash e Rah’, ‘Safar e Ishq’ and ‘Dunya Rang Rangili’.
‘Mulkon Mulkon Dekha Chand’ was published by the renowned Sang e Meel Publications Pakistan, and the spectacular title and cover of the book was proudly designed by Sydney-based Pakistani artist, Mr Shahid Malik.