Syed Nomanul Haq
Dr Syed Nomanul Haq is a historian, noted especially for his contributions to the fields of intellectual history, philosophy, and literature in Muslim societies. He is the General Editor of Oxford University Press’ Studies in Islamic Philosophy series—one volume of this series has received the coveted Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques award of the Saudi government. Currently, he is teaching at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, and chairs the Arts and Humanities Panel of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC). A former standing faculty member of Brown, LUMS, and Habib University, he was educated at University College London, as well as Harvard, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His many works of scholarly research have appeared in several international periodicals, and his more general writings have been published by some of the top publishers of the world such as Harvard University Press, Cambridge University Press, OUP at Oxford, and Brill. He is a contributor to the New Cambridge History of Islam, a six-volume work that was awarded the prestigious Waldo Leland Prize of the American Historical Association; he has also been serving as Consulting Editor of Brill’s Journal of South Asian Intellectual History, and as Senior Editor of the periodical Critical Muslim. Recently, he published a critical edition of the complete poetic works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and continues to contribute to the newspaper Dawn. These days he is working on a critical edition and English Translation of Sufi Hallaj’s Arabic text Kitab al-Tawasin; an Urdu translation of this text is due to be published this year by Daniyal.