Hoori Noorani runs the Karachi-based publishing house Maktaba-e-Danyal, which she inherited from her late father Malik Noorani. Her love for literature and linguistics led her towards a Master’s degree in Philology with a major in Russian and World Literature from the People’s Friendship University in Moscow. Maktaba-e-Danyal has published the works of renowned authors, including Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, Syed Sibte Hassan, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Iftikhar Arif, Fahmida Riaz, and Habib Jalib. Currently, the publishing house is working on translations of Russian classical literature into Urdu. Ms Noorani is also a trained classical dancer.