Nahal Sheikh

Nahal Sheikh is a writer and illustrator raised in Lahore and based in Amsterdam. She’s completing a research MA in Media at University of Amsterdam, while engaging in critical and thought-provoking freelance projects. Interested in Global South narratives, her stories cut through issues of identity, culture, and power structures.

Productively ‘perverse’

Punjabi films of the 1970s-80s as a tool for resistance during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship.

May 24, 2022

Latest Articles

Queer notes on Begum Akhtar

Caste, sexuality and tawaif subcultures in postcolonial India.

The story of Paani Apas

Community initiatives to address the water crisis in coastal Bangladesh.

The artisans of Tambat Ali

A community of coppersmiths in Pune keeps an endangered craft alive.