Mirza Waheed

Mirza Waheed

Mirza Waheed is a novelist and journalist. He was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel The Collaborator was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhat Prize, and long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

Kashmir

Kashmir's award-winning tormentor

In India today, those who torture in Kashmir are held in high esteem.

Kashmir's award-winning tormentor

War & Conflict

Pakistan: The blood price of Faustian bargains

Pakistan's political and military elites have been closing their eyes to extremist violence for way too long.

Pakistan: The blood price of Faustian bargains

Politics

Fake encounters: The expendable Kashmiri

How do we get to a situation where it's alright for soldiers to go scot-free after committing premeditated murder?

Fake encounters: The expendable Kashmiri

Afghanistan

India's moral defeat in Kashmir

State brutalisation puts the fear of the arbitrary in everyone, gradually making all Kashmiris potential victims.

India's moral defeat in Kashmir