My Publications

Book Chapters

  1. “Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Poet Philosopher and the Dangers of Appropriation.” Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology and Theory after Empire. Ed. Joseph Duggan. Palgrave, 2012: 107-126.
  2. “Ajaibāt-e-Farang: Yousuf Khan Kambal Posh’s Metropolitan Journey and the Ways of Seeing the West.” Travels to the West. Anne Richards and Iraj Omidvar, Eds. 2010. (Forthcoming).
  3. Muslim Modernity: Poetics, Politics, and Metaphysics.” Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Gabriele Marranci. Ed. Aberdeen: Springer, 2010: 99-112.
  4. Beyond Textual Acts of Translation: Kitab At-Tawhid and the Politics of Muslim identity in British India”. Decentering Translation Studies: India and Beyond. Wakabayashi, Judy and Rita Kothari (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009: 95-106.
  5. Abul A’ala Maududi: British India and the Politics of Popular Islamic Texts.” Literature of British India. S. S Towheed. Ed. Stuttgart/Germany: Ibidem, 2007: 173-191.
  6. Doctorow’s Ragtime: Inserting Class in a Literary Discussion.”Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. Kevin Cahill and Lene Johannessen. Eds. Munster/Hamburg:LIT Verlag, 2007: 105-116.
  7. “Introduction to Muhammad Iqbal and Faiz Ahmad Faiz.” The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Victoria Arana, Ed. New York: Facts on File, Dec 2007.
  8. “When You Look and Sound ‘Un-American’:Advice for Foreign-Born Teachers of Writing.”(with three other writers).Finding our Way: A Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook. Wendy Bishop and Deborah Coxwell-Teague. Eds. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Creative Works/Translations

  1. “On the Day of Z. A. Bhutto’s Death.” (Short Story). South Asian Review: Special Issue on Pakistani Fiction, Vol. 31 (3) 2010: 75-88.
  2. The King Buzzard–Bano Qudsia’s Raja Gidh.” (Translation). Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 2 (1) 2010: 122-139.
  3. Walking Home.” (Poem). Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 1 (2) 2009: 148-9.
  4. “Of Bunnies and Firecrackers.” (Short Story). South Asian Review Vol. 29 (3) 2008: 85-7.
  5. For Benazir.” (Poem). Postcolonial Text Vol.4 (2) 2008.
  6. “Weera.” (Short Story). Belmont Literary Journal, 2002.
  7. “Walking Home on 911” (Essay). Belmont Literary Journal, 2002.
  8. “Beyond my Fingertips.” (Poem). Belmont Literary Journal, 2001.
  9. “Ward Four,” and “Mandela.” (Poems). Belmont literary Journal, 1999.
  10. “An Act of Kindness?” (Short Story). Belmont literary Journal, 1997.
  11. “Shaeedoon Ki Lashen Dekh Kar.” (Poem). Defense Journal, Pakistan, 1991.
  1. Two and a Half Words, or How to Write Truly Pakistani Fiction.” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, Vol. 3 (2) 2011: 113-15.
  2. “The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Hundred Years of War.” Review. Digest of Middle East Studies Vol. 17 (2) 2008:134-136.
  3. “Nationalistic Rhetoric: The Last Crusade.” Review. American Book Review Vol. 28 (6) 2007:10-11.
  4. Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith & Sexuality.” Review. Postcolonial Text Vol. 3 (2) 2007.
  5. Education as Enforcement.” Review. Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor. No. 6 (1) 2004.