KARACHI: Ruqayya Diwan Adamjee’s second book titled Main Aur Tum is a collection of simple illustrations and short evocative phrases, highlighting ‘perfect matches’, stated a press release.
These include the likes of chai aur cheeni (tea and sugar), chaand aur taara (moon and star), baatooni aunty aur chup chaap uncle (talkative aunty and quiet uncle), and countless other pairs that are incomplete without each other.
Main Aur Tum is the ideal book to gift to your loved one: a fun way to emphasise what a perfect pair the two things are. It can be read from left-to-right and right-to-left because it is in both Roman Urdu and Urdu, in order to make it accessible to those foreign Pakistanis that are unable to read the Urdu script.
The book boasts simple caricatures and occasional splashes of bright colours; its presence will hopefully spread the appreciation of illustration as an art form in Pakistan. A self-taught illustrator, the author Ruqayya Diwan Adamjee has also self-published this book.
“By using largely local ideas,” said Ruqayya, “I want to use Main Aur Tum as a medium to highlight the warmth and positivity that envelope our nation, and remind the world of all the wonderful things that make Pakistan unique.
I hope I can encourage my Pakistani readers to slow down and appreciate the small delightful things in their lives.”
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