Qaum, Mulk, Sultanat: Citizenship and National Belonging in Pakistan

Professor Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Born and raised in Lahore, Ali Usman Qasmi is a historian of modern South Asia. He has published extensively in his area of expertise, including two monographs - Questioning the Authority of the Past: The Ahl al-Quran Movements in the Punjab, and The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan (winner of Karachi Literature Festival Peace Prize). Along with several journal articles and chapters in academic works, he has co-edited three volumes, including Muslims Against the Muslim League: Critiques of the Ideas of Pakistan. He has previously been the recipient of the Newton International Fellowship for postdoctoral research. Since 2012, Qasmi has been teaching history at the LUMS University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

This seminar will begin at 5pm in the Centre's Jerusalem Room. Prior booking is not required. All welcome.