Karvaan: Leveraging social media to supply books to Jammu and Kashmir
Furkan Latif Khan's Karvaan: A Roving Book Project crowdsources books through social media and plans to take them to private schools that do not have libraries
Furkan Latif Khan started reading ferociously at age 10 and even today she reads four-five books a month, despite a job and other commitments of adult life. For her, reading comes a close second to breathing. That is why throughout her childhood, spent in Srinagar, she was constantly in search of books. “One cannot buy all the books one wants to read," she says. So when she was visiting the violence-torn valley in the winter of 2015, she was struck by the lack of public libraries in the region.