Tariq Rahman has a doctorate in English literature from the University of Sheffield (1985) and a degree in linguistics from the University of Strathclyde (1989). He is the author of Language and Politics in Pakistan (1996); Language, Ideology and Power: Language-Learning Among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India (2002); Linguistics for Beginners: Basic Concepts (2010); From Hindi to Urdu: A Social and Political History (2011); A History of Pakistani Literature in English 1947–1988 (2015); Interpretations of Jihad in South Asia: An Intellectual History (2018). He has contributed about 100 articles in scholarly journals, entries to encyclopaedias, and chapters to edited books. On examination of his published work the University of Sheffield conferred a higher doctorate (D.Litt.) on him in 2014. He was the first Pakistani to be honoured with the Humboldt Research Award—one of Germany’s highest awards for academic research. The National Institute of Pakistan Studies at the Quaid-i-Azam University, where he served as director (2007-2011), made him a professor emeritus in 2010. The Higher Education Commission (Islamabad) conferred upon him the title of Distinguished National Professor in 2004 and gave him a lifetime achievement award in 2009. The President of Pakistan conferred upon him the Pride of Performance in 2004 and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2013. He is presently Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Acting Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.