Dr Tariq Rahman is an eminent scholar and academic. He has authored books on the linguistic history of the Muslims of South Asia, namely Language and Politics in Pakistan (1996); Language, Ideology and Power: Language-learning among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India (2002); and From Hindi to Urdu: a Social and Political History (2011). The National Institute of Pakistan Studies at The Quaid-i-Azam University, where he served most of his life, made him a professor emeritus in 2010 and the Higher Education Commission conferred upon him the title of Distinguished National Professor in 2004. He has been conferred the Pride of Performance Award and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz.. He is presently working as Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Acting Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.