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'Who killed Karkare?' among the best-selling books at Malegaon literary festival
Friday January 10, 2014 5:10 PM, Staff Reporter

'Karkarae Ka Qatil Kaun?' and Dr Sir Mohammad Iqbal's biography 'Zinda Rood' are among the best-selling books at the 14th All India Urdu Book Fair organised by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) in Malegaon.

'Who killed Karkare' at Malegaon book fair
[Kausar Usman of Pharos Media (L) and Faizee A Muqtadir of Awaz Multimedia & Publications with 'Who killed Karkare' and its Urdu version. Faizee A Muqtadir, an MBA, is coordinating with the NCPUL for analysing the daily sales record at the ten-day Urdu book fair. ( photo)]

'Karkare Ka Qatil Kaun?' is the Urdu translation of 'Who killed Karkare?' It is written by retired IPS officer and former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Maharashtra SM Mushrif, who incidentally was also posted as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Malegaon in 1983.

"We have sold more than 475 copies of 'Karkare ka Qatil kaun' and 'Who Killed Karkare?', the book's English version", Kausar Usman of Pharos Media, New Delhi – the publisher of the book, said while talking to

He said first two hundred copies of the book, priced t Rs.200/- were sold within two days and they had to ask for new stock.

"Even the new stock was sold out within few days and at this moment we don't have a single copy with us", he added.

In his book, SM Mushrif, who has over three decades of diligent policing behind him and whose feats include exposing the Telgi scam, has made an elaborate case out of nearly a dozen blasts, including the 2006 and 2008 Malegaon blasts, over a large area of the country conducted by Hindutva terror groups of different stripes.

Other best-selling book at the festival is 'Zinda Rood' - the biography of Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal, popularly known as Allama Iqbal. It is written by his son Dr. Javed Iqbal and is priced at Rs.1200/-. Shehzad Alam of Maktaba Al-Hasnat said that he had 30 books in stock and all were sold out in three days.

Interestingly, Maktaba Al-Hasnat has also sold over 100 copies of 'Aao Urdu Seekhe' – a book written in Hindi for learning the Urdu language.

Other best sellers are the books written by renowned author Ibn-e-Safi. Shaheen Ansari of Fareed Books said that over 1000 books of different titles written by Ibn-e-Safi were sold from his stall alone.

There is also a huge demand of the books on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. 'Gubar-e-Khatir' and its abridged version 'Muntakhab Gubar-e-Khaatir', penned by Maulana Azad when he was jailed in Ahmednagar, are both out of stock.

Also in demand are the books on Children's literature. Over 200 copies of 'All in one' have been sold out and there is still a demand for it but the publisher does not have it in stock.

The All India Book Fair, which is organised in Malegaon by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) and coordinated locally by Paasban-e-Adab and Malegaon Society of Education, was inaugurated last Friday by Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan.

The fair registered a record-breaking sale on the opening day and also broke total sale record of Bangalore and Mumbai.

The book fair is due to end on Sunday and it has already sold books of more than six million Indian rupees.

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