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

 Preferred Genres


 Avoided Genres

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

What Clients Say


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!


What a great experience! I worked with Erin and Mehr for an authenticity read and Erin was communicative and clear and easy to reach the whole way through. Mehr’s report was thorough and constructive without ever compromising kindness and care. The whole process, from requesting a reader to signing the agreement to making a payment, was seamless and breezy!

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