Shahrukh Husain writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She has written four themed retellings of folklore and myth for Virago and worked on scripts commissioned by Merchant-Ivory and Buena Vista among others. Currently, she is developing TV projects for SKY, KUDOS and BENDIT FILMS while working on her second novel.
She is a practising analytical psychotherapist and has worked extensively with asylum-seekers and PTSD survivors.
She was born in Karachi, Pakistan and divides her time between northwest London and East Sussex.
After ten years as a Muslim in Britain, human rights lawyer Zara Hamilton finally seeks answers to the questions that have haunted her. When she returns to Qila, her world is shatteringly different, her aristocratic family mired in complications and far-right politics on the rise. Amid the unrest, Zara seeks the key to her mother's secret as contemporary resentments clash with a harmonious past.