Rumana Husain is a writer, artist, and educator who began her journey by teaching art at Karachi Grammar School, and illustrations at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. Beyond the classroom, she channeled her artistic prowess into crafting fabric appliqué artworks for the pediatric wing of the Aga Khan University Hospital, and murals for the IUCN in Karachi and its global headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. For a decade she served as head of a new school, the CAS, leaving an indelible mark on the institution. She co-founded the Bookgroup in1988, aimed at producing high-quality children’s books and teachers’ manuals. She led it as its director for four years, and later joined the Children’s Museum for Peace and Human Rights as its Head Activism & Outreach. Husain is the author of two noteworthy coffee-table books: ‘Karachiwala – a Subcontinent within a City,’ a captivating exploration of Karachi’s diverse communities, and ‘Street Smart – Professionals on the Street.’ She was a co-founding Senior Editor of NuktaArt, an international art magazine, which was published for a decade. She has authored and/or illustrated over 75 children’s books for several publishers including the Oxford University Press. Four of her books have received prestigious awards in Pakistan, Nepal, and India.