Mehr Husain is a British-Pakistani journalist. Author of ‘Pakistan: A Fashionable History’, she has worked in different roles in the media industry; as a Features Editor at The Friday Times (TFT), an Assistant Editor at Good Times (GT) magazine and as a columnist for India’s Mail Today where her column ‘The Lahore Log’ also appeared in The Daily Mail/MailOnline.

Mehr’s commentary has appeared in The Economist’s 1843, The Times of London, The Diplomat, India’s Mail Today, The Daily Mail/MailOnline, Libas, The Friday Times, Herald, Pakistan Today, The News, The Nation and Pakistan Link. She was also the Editor for ‘Multan: A Spiritual Legacy’ which was presented to HM Queen Elizabeth in 2013. In 2018 she founded ZUKA, a social enterprise and set up ZUKA BOOKS in 2020. Mehr holds a MSc. in Asian Politics from SOAS, University of London and a BSc. in Politics with Business Management (Hons.) from Queen Mary, University of London. She was also accepted into an MPhil in South Asian Studies at St. Edmunds College, Cambridge.

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • South Asian religions
  • South Asian culture and traditions
  • Pakistan, history and politics
  • Diaspora, South Asia in Britain

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 Avoided Genres

Romance  Sci Fi  History  Fiction  Non-fiction  Crime  Thriller  Horror  Political 

What Clients Say


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Mehr’s feedback for a sensitivity read was very beneficial for me. She addressed the specific elements that I was concerned about, providing reassurance for the things that worked while also giving examples of other tropes that wouldn’t work as well, so that I could be mindful to avoid those mistakes. A great learning experience for my first manuscript. So thankful for her help!

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