Sawnet - Bookshelf -
Moni Mohsin grew up in Lahore, and describes herself as being from a family of "educated, westernised people". When General Zia came to power in a coup in 1977, her family began to feel less comfortable in the new, religious Pakistan, where political repression against nonconformists became routine, but remained in Lahore. Mohsin studied at Cambridge University, and now divides her time between Lahore and London, where she lives with her husband and two children.
- Articles and Newsclips
- Best of times, worst of times. Interview in the Times of London.
- Interview in authortrek.com.
- The End of Innocence
- It is 1971: while a savage civil war rages in East Pakistan, in the safe, cosy village of Sabzbagh, life appears to continue undisturbed. It is here that a nine-year-old Laila is spending her winter vacation. Her friend is Rani, who is hurtling into a forbidden love affair. This is the story of a guileless relationship between the two girls.
- Sawnet Review by Lisa E. J. Lau
- Death and dishonour in a Punjab garden. Review in the Independent.
- Review in TimeOut London
- Review in the Guardian
- Tyrannies and tragedies. Review in the Times Online.
South Asian Women authors