Tariq Mehmood

Tariq Mehmood co-directed Injustice, a feature documentary dealing with deaths in police custody which won the 2002 Black Film Maker Best Documentary Award. His first novel Hand on the Sun, was published by Penguin in 1983. He also writes in Pothowari, his mother tongue, and is a founder of the Pothowari-Pahari language movement which aims to develop a script to enable the language to be written down.

Publications by Tariq Mehmood

While There is Light

While There Is Light is a fictionalised account of the events leading up to the arrest of one of the so called 'Bradford 12'.

Anthologies featuring Tariq Mehmood


Real or surreal, despairing or defiant, these stories prove that far from being a genre of offcuts and unfinished ideas, the short story, if only we give it a moment, is very much alive and well.