Moni Mohsin (1963- ) is a British-Pakistani writer who gained international acclaim for her satirical column in

The Friday Times

 that she developed into three successful novels. She also authored two more novels:

The End of Innocence

(2008) and

The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R

(2020). Her work is inextricably linked to Pakistan and exposes its social inequities and hidden hypocrisies.

Born in Lahore on 27 September 1963, Mohsin grew up at a time when public life in Pakistan was steered by a liberal, Western-educated elite. Religious tolerance was etched into the country’s social landscape to a far greater degree than it is today (Mohsin, “Lest We Forget”, 2013). The author’s family life and upbringing was, therefore, fuelled by liberal values.

Born in Lahore on 27 September 1963,…

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Citation: Kehar, Taha. "Moni Mohsin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 March 2022 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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