ABOUT ME

I am an author, translator, and storyteller. These interests have converged over the years; one kind helping me discover the other, and taking me a little further into the past. The Merman and the Book of Power⁠—written in the qissa genre that originated in the oral literatures of Urdu, Persian and Arabic⁠—is my latest work.

I am working on establishing an Urdu language publishing program specializing in children's literature and classics. I founded the publishing house Kitab (2012), launched the online Urdu Thesaurus (2016), and designed the interactive storytelling and activity-based learning program Storykit (2016) as three segments of this project.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Qissas

Novels

Children's Fiction

Translations

Folktale Retellings in Urdu

  • پیٹو ریچھ اور شاندار کھچڑی (2019)
  • بینگن شہزادی (2019)
  • مٹریا اور پٹریا (2019)
  • جوں چٹ پٹ (2018)
  • پودنا اور پودنی (2017)

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