Faiqa Mansab is currently doing her MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University London. Her short story The Walled City was published by The Missing Slate in June 2013. The Qalander is an excerpt from the novel she’s working on. Faiqa also writes as Zeenat Mahal and two of her novellas have been published with Indireads, an e-publishing venture. She has also published a short story, The Accidental Fiancee, as Zeenat Mahal, with Running out of Ink, in their August issue.