Shabir Ahmad Mir is a poet and short story writer from Pulwama, Kashmir. His short story, ‘The Djinn who fell from the Walnut tree’ was shortlisted for FON South Asia Short Story Award (2016) and was declared first runner up and the story is forthcoming in their anthology.
Conflict cruelly touches the lives of people who live amidst it. It’s not the dead alone that are the victims. The snow stories in this collection by Shabir Ahmad are joined together by the mutual thread of conflict and war in Kashmir. The beautiful imagery in these stories paints a sketch of profound anguish and hollowness that conflict induces in the lives of normal individuals.