SAIH Seminar: HT21 Wk 1: Nation and Its Discontents: The Poetics and Politics of Siraiki Nationalism in Pakistan

Convener: Zobia Haq

Speaker: Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences)


Ali Usman Qasmi will be presenting a chapter written for an upcoming edited volume, for discussion and debate.

Ali Usman Qasmi is Associate Professor (History) at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS, where he has worked since January 2012. He received his PhD from the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University in March 2009. Before joining LUMS, he was a Newton Fellow for post-doctoral research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has published extensively in reputed academic journals such as Modern Asian Studies and Journal of Islamic Studies. His publications include Questioning the Authority of the Past: The Ahl al-Qur’an Movements in the Punjab (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011), and The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan (London: Anthem Press, 2014). The latter monograph was the recipient of Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) Peace Prize in 2015.


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