Shahan Mufti is a journalist who has written, among other things, about real estate booms on the Persian Gulf, Buddhist antiquities in Manhattan, cricket games in Florida, and stolen military equipment in Pakistan's tribal areas.
His work has been published by Harper's, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and many others.
Between 2007 and 2009, Shahan reported from Pakistan as a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. He later joined the team of journalists that launched GlobalPost, an online portal for international news, for which he reported from South Asia and the United States.
Shahan is a graduate of New York University, Middlebury College, and the United World College of the American West. He served as a Fulbright scholar in India in 2004 and 2005 .
Shahan's first book, The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War, is about the cultural and religious roots of modern Pakistan and was published in September, 2013 by Other Press. He is currently writing his next book, which will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Richmond.
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