Aziz Hajini has a place of his own in the intellectual and literary world. The ambit of his literary, social and cultural activities is quite vast. He is a poet and critic. He has a deep perspective on Kashmiri poetic literature. The book Aena Khana is a compilation of his critical essays wherein Kashmiri literature of faith and contemporary poetry has been dealt with widely. The greatest virtue of Hajini is that whatever task he undertakes, he takes it to a good conclusion. Keeping in view his hard work, interest, ability, and capability we believe that this endeavour would be well received in literary circles.
Gopi Chand Narang Eminent Urdu Writer
Aziz Hajini’s book is an analysis and evaluation of contemporary Kashmiri literature, especially new creative works. There is a review of Kashmiri literature of faith and Sufi literature also. Criticism is quite difficult since the critic has to tread a line so that the readers benefit from this book.
Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari Eminent Hindi Writer
Aziz Hajini’s poetry is full of creativity, imagination and expressiveness, backed by the intensity of experience. It tellingly reflects the helplessness which is the hallmark of the contemporary life.
Farooq Nazki Eminent Kashmiri writer
Aziz Hajini is a veteran Kashmiri writer and a very well known litterateur of Kashmir. In my long association with him, I have found him to be singularly devoted and dedicated to the cause of Kashmiri language and literature. He is always on the lookout for avenues and opportunities to showcase and highlight Kashmiri culture and literature, be it in the capacity of President of Adbee Markaz Kamraz, Secretary of J & K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages or Convenor of Kashmiri Advisory Board in Sahitya Akademi.
Lalit Magotra Eminent Dogri writer
Aziz Hajini is a well recognized flag bearer of the contemporary linguistic scenario and a shining star with a light of his own on the horizon of contemporary literature. His poetic expression has been termed as thought-provoking by litterateurs and now his critical consciousness and appropriate means of expression too has started to excel. The current book, taking a review of Kashmiri creative and critical literature and watering it, reveals that while the Kashmiri language has given birth to important creative writers since long, readers and reviewers of Kashmiri language are also increasing day by day. Aziz Hajini is a serious writer making his expression and intellect worthy of reading and being thought over. I have a firm belief that this collection will poke our senior and budding litterateurs to write quality literary criticism.
Rehman Rahi Eminent Kashmiri Writer
Aziz Hajini is one of the most distinguished members of the General Council of Sahitya Akademi. He is not only a fine litterateur but a skilled translator. His command over several languages is truly par excellence. Also remarkable are his administrative skills. His lively and intelligent participation in Sahitya Akademi meetings is truly noticeable as he has the ability to solve issues and untangle problems. I ardently hope Dr Hajini will continue to fare forward and reach new heights of success.
Sanjukta Dasgupta Eminent English Writer
Whenever I choose a seat close to his at Sahitya Academy meeting , I feel I get my airs perfumed with a smell from the valley.Aziz Hajini, a poet with a critical mind, and a critic with a cause for beauty and truth, unfolds his kaleidoscopic dream in joy and sorrow of the people of Kashmir. He, like his predecessors, lives in an eternal spring where the ‘birds sing and brooks dance’ in spite of melancholy in every flower. Aziz Hajini, as a poet, is in a quest for an address of happiness. Does any poet under the sun get it? That is why he says in one of his celebrated poems: “All the time, for my own address, I had to ask strangers.”
Subodh Sarkar Eminent Bengali Writer
Dr. Hajini, whom I know for more than two decades, is like a lighthouse for Indian writings in Kashmiri language. He is a very sensitive poet, critic, thinker and, moreover, a very good human being and, of course, a very compassionate friend who has a heart that never hardens and a temper that never tires. He is considered to be a crusader of modern Indian languages and his endeavours to revive and strengthen indigenous languages are remarkable. Author of more than one-and-a-half-dozen books, Dr. Hajini has represented Kashmir in many national and international forums, chaired important sessions and earned laureals for his contributions to Indian literatures.
Venita Eminent Punjabi Writer
To me Dr. Aziz Hajini is an exemplary “Argumentative Indian” showcased by Professor Amartya Sen in his book with the same title. His desire and depth of understanding, superb analytical mind and desire to reach a rightful conclusion make him special and take him to a select group distinguishingly far above the average. A writer in general and a poet in particular does not necessarily need these qualities. For him too, they may certainly not be a burden. But while practicing that spooky art of writing, they are likely to act as a hindrance. Dr. Hajini is a writer and an administrator. I feel amazed to imagine the efforts he might have required to maintain a balance between the two. Wish him a superlative energy to reach the pinnacle of the creative efforts of his life.
Rangnath Pathare Eminent Marathi writer
I know the multifaceted Aziz Hajini as a poet and a critic par excellence. His poetry exhibits great aesthetic sophistication while calibrating the expectations and dreams of Kashmiri people. His lyricism, universal emotional depth – which render his poetry into a real living organism – and creating a new aesthetic vocabulary are his contributions to Kashmiri poetry.
Hajini’s innovative talent in other fields of literary forms, especially his knowledge of the nuances of modern Kashmiri novel and his penetrating critical assessment signifies deeper realities and is rich in philosophical overtones. He is a painter of the landscape of Kashmiri people’s ecstasies and miseries.
I value my friend’s fascinating and holistic urge and yearning for creativity.
Vasdev Mohi Eminent Sindhi writer