About the book
TEHZEEB TALKIES is a collection of poems that were written in different periods of time, dealing with various elements of human behaviour but filled with the essence of one single emotion- love. The poems included in this volume were all composed before the poet attained the age of twenty.
About the author
MOHAMMED AFTAB YUSUF SHAIKH was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and he started writing at the age of eight and has since written over two hundred poems. His poems have been featured in international publications like Muse India, The Istanbul Literary Review, The Barefoot Review, The Enchanting Verse Literary Review, Emerge Literary Review, Time Vision, Time Mastermind, Kritya Poetry Journal, Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Shot Glass Journal, etc. His first novel ‘The Library Girl’ was published in 2017 by LiFi Publications, New Delhi. In 2019, The Karadi Tales Company, Chennai, published his first picture book for children titled ‘Letters To Ammi’ as a part of their City Series. He has been awarded the NE8x Author of the Year 2019 and the Poiesis International Award for Excellence in Literature 2020.
Aftab earned his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees in Religious Studies from the International Institute of Church Management, Chennai and Bachelor and Master degrees in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Mumbai and Alagappa University, respectively.