My Publications


  1. Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching. (Co-edited with Hillary Stringer and Zach VandeZande). Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013.
  2. Constructing Pakistan: Foundational Texts and the Rise of Muslim National Identity 1857-1947. Oxford University Press, 2010.
  3. The Postnational Fantasy: Nationalism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction. (Co-edited with Jason W. Ellis and Swaralipi Nandi). McFarland Press, 2011.
  4. Once Upon a Country, (Novel), Trafford, 2002.
  5. The Eastern Breeze, (Poems), Appledot Publishers, Pakistan, 1999.
Refereed Articles
  1. “Democratic Criticism and the Importance of Islamic Hermeneutics of Reading in the Twenty-First Century.” South Asia Journal, 2013 (Forthcoming).
  2. Exclusionary Narratives, Ambivalence, and Humanistic Studies.” Journal of English Literary and Linguistic Studies, Vol.1 (1) 2012: 13-20.
  3. Neoliberal Dispositif and the Rise of Fundamentalism: The Case of Pakistan.Journal of International and Global Studies, Vol. 3 (1) 2011: 21-31.
  4. Ousmane Sembene’s God’s Bits of Wood: The Anatomy of a Strike and the Ideologeme of Solidarity.” Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society, Vol. 39 (2011): 423-440.
  5. Jihad in Islam: Colonial Encounter, the Neoliberal Order, and the Muslim Subject of Resistance.” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences Vol. 26 (4) 2009: 47-71.
  6. Salman Rushdie: Reading the Postcolonial Texts in the Era of Empire.” Postcolonial Text [Online], Vol. 5 (2) 2009: 14 pages.
  7. The Rhetoric of Democracy and War on Terror: The Case of Pakistan.” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 1 (2) 2009: 60-65.
  8. “The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Mirza Ghalib’s Narrative of Survival.” Prose Studies, Vol. 31 (1) 2009: 40-54.
  9. The Postcolonial Student: Learning the Ethics of Global Solidarity in an English Classroom.Radical Teacher. No. (82) 2008: 32-37.
  10. Muhammad Iqbal: Islam, the West, and the Quest for a Modern Muslim Identity.” The International Journal of Asian Philosophical Association. Vol.1 (1) 2008: 33-45.
  11. Joseph Conrad: Question of Racism and the Representation of Muslims in his Malayan Works.”Postcolonial Text [online], Vol. 3 (4) 2007:13 pages.
  12. The King Buzzard: Bano Qudsia’s Postnational Allegory and the Nation-State.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. Vol. 40 (1) 2007: 95-110.
  13. Operation Enduring Freedom and the Politics of Popular Representation.Muslim Public Affairs Journal, Winter 2007: 81-90.
  14. We is All People: The Marginalized East-Indian and the Economy of Difference in Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance. Caribbean Studies Vol. 34 (1) 2006: 111-130.
  15. Qurratulain Hyder’s River of Fire: The Novel and the Politics of Writing Beyond the Nation-State.” Interaction s: Ege Journal of English and American Studies. Vol. 15 (2) 2006: 49-60.
  16. Reading the Postcolony in the Center: V.S Naipaul’s A Bend in the River.” South Asian Review: Special Issue on V. S. Naipaul Vol. 26 (1) 2005: 224-239.
  17. Death as a Form of Becoming: The Muslim Imagery of Death and Necropolitics.” Digest of Middle East Studies Vol. 14 (2) 2005: 8-26.