Zaheer pointed out that in the stories, women were equal to their male counterparts, performing powerful magic and fighting in battles. The world of Amir Hamza is a world of tilism (magic), featuring tricksters, fairies, sorcerers and demons. But in a world of Twitter and TV, what can be done to bring the magic back into stories and story-telling, asked Hameed.
"It's not true that young people don't read. In fact, many people have approached me to turn the book into a cartoon series and graphic novels and an audio book is on its way," replied Farooqi.