Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Names of Flowers

Today is International Mother Language Day and I wrote a short piece in my slightly broken Urdu - with an accompanying English translation - for the blogathon hosted to mark the occasion by Pratham Books. My post focuses on the associations plant names can evoke and while I think Urdu and Hindi have an abundance of particularly beautiful such names, the experience I believe is a universal one:

The Names of Flowers

Pratham Books is a non-profit organization that publishes children's books in many of India's numerous languages with the goal of "putting a book in every child's hand".


  1. i don't know Urdu but i loved the english version of your post.


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