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Umera Ahmed

Author, screenwriter

Umera Ahmed is one of Pakistan’s most popular authors and screenwriters. Her novels have been serialized in Urdu magazines and have been big hits on TV including Zindagi Gulzar Hai which made her a household name in India. Now for the first time, Juggernaut Books is translating her select backlist into English and Hindi with Umera also writing two new novels for her Indian audience to be published later. Nowhere Girl, released on the Juggernaut app in April, was published in Pakistan as Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan in 2013 and sold over a lakh copies. Its TV adaptation was a monster hit and was aired in India as Kaisi Ye Qayamat on Zee Zindagi. Till Death Do Us Part, a translation of Man-o-Salwa, another of her massive bestsellers, also adapted for TV, is being serialized on the Juggernaut app with the first part available from today.