The Vale Dweller


  • Language: English
  • Author : Naveed Qazi
  • ISBN: 9788196633523
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Publisher: The Alcove Publishers
  • Pages: 250
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Vale Dweller is a simplistic young man having grown up in the suburbs of Srinagar. He is close friends with the Reader, an editor of published works and an ex-salesman. Will their paths coalesce as they chase their material dreams? In his struggles and impulse for memory, the Vale Dweller becomes retrospective of his identity, as he observes the city and interacts with other coteries in his neighbourhood – an acclaimed Kashmir University professor, a jailbird, an old nostalgic writer, a networking bookseller, and a Columnist writing about the feudal past. Due to circumstances, he also meets a Weaver who tries to confront his past after surviving a massacre. After these associations, will he embrace the cultural epochs of the city, and call the place his own, or will he resist its fallacies stemmed out of social ills and political sensitivities? As fate endures itself, will the Vale Dweller pacify with it at the end as events unravel?


Naveed Qazi was born and brought up in Srinagar, Kashmir. He did his schooling from Burn Hall and Tyndale Biscoe, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Islamia College of Science and Commerce, affiliated to University of Kashmir. After that, he did his postgraduate degree in international business from University of Hertfordshire in United Kingdom. Starting off as a blogger on global issues during his early university days, he also contributed to all leading English dailies in Kashmir. In his past, he pursued a career in banking and construction in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He has been working as an independent contractor for qualitative research projects for around ten years.

Weight 250 g
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