Bina Shah is a writer living in Karachi, Pakistan. The author of several novels and collections of short stories, she holds degrees from Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her latest novel, A Season For Martyrs, will be published in early 2014.
#illridewithyou: A simple but elegant display of humanity, that today in Pakistan we need more than ever
16 December 2014 11:10 AM
It’s not about Muslims versus non-Muslims. It’s about violence versus peace
02 July 2014 03:46 PM
No fashion faux pas here: everything in the collection is beautiful – and halal
27 February 2014 04:30 PM
A petition was started calling the video "blasphemous" and "distasteful"
10 January 2014 10:45 AM
This latest batch of research reveals more about the people asking the questions than the subjects of the survey
18 September 2013 03:46 PM
My own views on the veil were challenged by a niqab-wearing student
17 May 2013 11:12 AM
Yes, these men have been taught that white girls have no value, but this attitude is neither representative of all Pakistani Muslim culture, nor exclusive to it
19 March 2013 10:59 AM
In Pakistan, women occupy a difficult place in society. They are the receptacles of society’s expectations and never allowed to be human beings, or individuals
14 February 2013 11:41 AM
We Pakistanis do not need foreigners arguing our case to the International Court of the Media. We need to pull up our boots and transform ourselves
04 December 2012 12:00 AM
Some Pakistanis and Indian Muslims claim Arab ancestry, which is often a huge source of contention.
Malala Yousufzai, the Taliban's reign of terror, and the brutal cost of cowardice in today's Pakistan
11 October 2012 04:01 PM
A novelist laments the suffering of a young Pashtun activist
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition