We, the team at UdaipurTimes, are committed to bring to our readers the success stories of our fellow Udaipurites who have made their marks in their fields, earned accolades, contributed to the society and have made Udaipur proud.
In the People’s of Udaipur series this time we are featuring Ms. Amreen Fatima’s story.
Amreen is an educator by profession and an author by choice. Amreen is a NRI residing in the city of Doha, Qatar.
Born and brought up in our beloved city of Udaipur, she did her schooling from The Study, bachelor's degree from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University and MBA from Sikkim Manipal University.
She was always inclined towards writing and found solace in penning her thoughts down. She fondly recalls her first ever writing piece, a letter to her father, written in Hindi when she was just five years old. Her father has treasured that letter till date.
She acknowledges that she got serious about writing during the pandemic.
“Where there is a will, there is a way”,she says. Soon, she got a chance to showcase her talent through anthologies, newspaper columns, and e-magazines.
This got her rolling and she wrote her first solo book, “Stories of Greenshire”
Amreen says writing a book while being a full time mother to an ever demanding toddler was no mean feat. “It was truly a dream come true achievement of my life”. When asked how she managed to complete her dream project with family commitments during the pandemic, she says her ability to prioritize her tasks and manage her time well helped her maintain a balance between work and family.
She gives credit to her husband and her publication house FanatiXx for supporting and guiding her.
Amreen loves and appreciates art in all its forms, be it writing, drawing, painting, henna art, embroidery or sewing. She has her own YouTube channel and a Facebook page dedicated to her creativity, called Crazy Art and Ameenun Gallery respectively.
Amreen says she has participated in more than ten anthologies, of which five are already completed and available on Flipkart and Amazon while the other five are yet to be completed. She usually uses both Hindi and English as a medium of expression. ‘Saf e Ghazal’ is her favorite anthology out of those already in the market.
When I asked “Who is closer to your heart - Amreen, the author, or Amreen, the educator?” She replied, “It is challenging to separate Amreen the author from Amreen the Educator because when you read most of my writing, you will find that they are either highlighting some social issues or preaching something directly or indirectly. Whatever satisfaction I get from writing any text, it will definitely be less than what I get when I see my student succeeding and doing great in his or her life and the respect they give me as an educator. Even my book “Stories from Greenshire” is a moral storybook for children where children can have fun learning while reading stories. So, I can say that Amreen, the educator, is closer to my heart and has found a way of teaching through her writings.”
Works and Recognitions
She loves to write in all genres, but her favorite is writing poems, especially on social issues.
Her work has been published in more than five anthologies, namely
1. Wo Lamhe - ISBN: 978-93-92001-71-0
2. Love is Sweeter than Candy – ISBN:978-93-5606-134-8 3. My Doraemon - ISBN: BOBVKZ9D63
4. Safe – E – Ghazal - ISBN:9789393184085
5. Istri ka Astitva - ISBN:9783171149547
And a few more whose ISBN is still to arrive.
All these books are available on Amazon and Flip cart.
She is an active member of a few emerging writer-based communities on Instagram, with 20000+ followers, where she won many open challenges organized by communities like Elahi Byapar, Writing Maniac, Prolific Art Faction, and Swan publication; she currently works as a judge in one of the social writing communities Fairytale Writing Community affiliated with the government of India.
Her work recently got selected (in the first 500 out of 98,643 applications from all over India) by the Hashtag Kalakar community. The Best Writer's Magazine will publish her Work in the July Edition.
She is an active writer in Muse India Literary e-magazine.
Her interview with Scribbler's Voice, an MSME-registered Writing Community, was live on Instagram and other media on Sunday, 28th May, 2023.
She has received a letter of appreciation from Mirror Man of India – a celebrity of the writing world, Piyush Goel.
Lastly and most importantly, teaching students about stories has motivated her to write her solo storybook, "Stories of Greenshire," her debut book for children of Key Stage 1 and 2. Under FanatiXx Publication under ISBN 9356051631. Though Stories of Greenshire was her first solo work, Amreen has co-authored two other books, viz. "Let's Talk Gender" and "Enhancing Job Motivation".
Her book, Stories of Greenshire is available on Amazon at:
Team UdaipurTimes wishes Amreen success in all her future endeavors.