humera ahmed

As an officer in the Indian Postal Service, Humera Ahmed was posted in different states across India. She was able to observe the incredible cultural and natural heritage of India. Her stint as the Director of Museums, Libraries and Archives in the Department of Culture Government of India enhanced her knowledge of the cultural wealth of India, and impacted her work as a writer and an officer. Humera is a writer of short stories, and has published one collection called Checkmate and other stories. Her articles and book reviews have been published in leading magazines and newspapers. She has alRead More...


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The Role Model

Books by Humera Ahmed

Set in 1986, 'The Role Model' a novel is a gentle romance. It revolves around two beautiful young women, Suroor and Yasmin, who seek love and acceptance. Suroor flees from an uncaring husband fearing sexual exploitation by him to curry favour with his boss. She takes refuge in Bombay with her cousin Yasmin who seems perturbed and is trying to get away from the man she loves - the charming and amiable Afzal. Suroor meets and falls in love with Afzal's fr

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A Year in Himachal

Books by Humera Ahmed

A Year in Himachal is a record of the life and culture of an incredible state, set against a varied landscape of splendid mountains, cold deserts, sylvan valleys and gushing rivers.

Told from the perspective of a single woman and officer, a rigid city-bound Mumbaikar, the book is a memoir-travelogue that reflects on the life and people, their history and culture, the terrain during different seasons of the year and her attempt to integrate the functionin

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