NoorZaheer is a writer and researcher, writing in English, Hindi, and Urdu. Her important published works include MyGodisaWoman [novel], Winner, SAARC Foundation Award, SilentDunes, RagingForests [short story collection], MereHissekiRoshnai, Winner, Delhi Hindi Academy Award, SurkhKaravankeHamsafar [Hindi], travelogue-Pakistan, RetParKhoon [short story collection in Urdu/Hindi], PattharkeSainik [Plays for Children-Urdu and Hindi], AajkeNaam [Biography of well-known Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz], and TheDancingLama on Buddhist Performance Traditions of North-Western Himalayas.
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