WorldCat Identities

Mohsin, Moni

Works: 6 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 814 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6113.O37, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Moni Mohsin
Duty free : a novel by Moni Mohsin( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's Emma, transported to the outrageous social melée of 21st-century Lahore, where matchmaking is no easy job. Our plucky heroine's cousin Jonkers has been dumped by his low-class secretary, and our heroine has been charged with finding him a suitable wife--a rich, fair, beautiful, old-family type. Quickly. But, between you, me and the four walls, who wants to marry poor, plain, hapless Jonkers? As our heroine social-climbs her way through weddings, sheddings, and ladies' lunches, trying to find a suitable girl from the right background, she discovers to her dismay that her cousin has his own ideas about his perfect mate. Meanwhile, her own marriage is faltering, money troubles are mounting, and armed, angry "beardos" from the hinterlands are closing in on Lahore, threatening everything she holds dear.--From publisher description
The end of innocence by Moni Mohsin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1971. While a savage civil war rages in East Pakistan, a thousand miles away in West Pakistan, in the safe, cosy village of Sabzbagh, life appears to continue undisturbed. An ancient preoccupation with family honour and social propriety dominates the lives of peasants and landed gentry alike. It is here at her family estate in Sabzbagh, that naive, privileged nine-year-old Laila is spending her winter vacation. Laila's world is peopled by adults - progressive parents, a protective ayah, and an imperious, old-fashioned grandmother." "Adored and indulged though she is, Laila feels excluded from this enigmatic grown-up world. Much like the young heroes of her favourite Enid Blyton adventures, she yearns for a slice of the action, and with a best friend by her side. This friend is Rani - the spirited teenage granddaughter of a family servant. Rani, however, is hurtling into a forbidden love affair, and when she becomes pregnant, she has no one to turn to but Laila. Eager but artless, Laila plunges headlong into helping Rani. As she flounders in an adult world she does not understand, Laila unwittingly unleashes a catastrophe. This is the story of a guileless relationship between two girls; and as the larger political reality unfolds tragically in the background, so politics is played with Rani. "The End of Innocence" is a coming-of-age story not just of two children, but of a country and an ideology."--Jacket
The diary of a social Butterfly by Moni Mohsin( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts of author's selected humorous satirical columns contributed in Friday Times reflecting the lives of the rich and inane of Pakistan society
Lahore by Fredrik Arvidsson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the butterfly by Moni Mohsin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Laughing in the face of danger : the state of satire in the Muslim world by Ian Black( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.42 for Duty free ... to 0.95 for The return ...)

Duty free : a novel
The end of innocenceThe diary of a social Butterfly
Alternative Names
Moni Mohsin.

Moni Mohsin Pakistani author

موہنی محسن پاکستانی مصنف

English (36)

French (3)