Seema Mustafa has been a journalist since the age of 19. She has worked in almost all major Indian newspapers and written for many others—The Pioneer, The Patriot, The Indian Express, The Telegraph, Economic Times, Asian Age. She has covered conflict in Assam, Punjab and Kashmir; communal violence in different states of India; and was the first Indian journalist to cover the first war in Beirut. She has also worked as the National Affairs Editor for the News X television channel. She is presently the Founder-Editor of The Citizen, an online initiative. Her memoir is titled Azadi’s Daughter: Being a Secular Muslim in India (2017).