Nayeema Mahjoor is a leading journalist and fiction writer from Kashmir. She has previously worked as news editor (Urdu) at BBC World Service in London for two decades, and travelled from South Asia to the Middle East to Europe in search of the big issues facing people, particularly women. Her unique style of short-story writing has earned her fame in literary circles and her work has been translated into other languages. Her novel Dahshatzadi was published in India and Pakistan in 2012.
Set in the backdrop of the uprising against the armed forces in Kashmir in the late 1980s, Lost in Terror is the tale of a young, educated, career-conscious woman who finds herself sucked into a maelstrom of death and destruction. She also cherishes the dream of Azadi and plays strong to face the wrath of the security forces. But when she uncovers her husband's discreet links with gunmen who have become obsessed with the dream of Azadi at the expense of the family's security, she becomes fragile and begins to lose her hold on her home, her relationships and Azadi itself.
When her dreams for a perfect family and a thriving career are turned upside down and her life comes to a standstill, fate offers her a leap of faith-but will she take it?