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Dr. Umber Bin Ibad


Ph.D. (Government College University, Lahore)
MPhil (Government College University, Lahore)

Dr. Umber Bin Ibad is Associate Professor and has over 10 years of teaching and research experience in various institutions in Pakistan and abroad; member of History faculty at Forman Christian College University, since August 2013; working as an Associate Editor for The Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies, published by Indiana University Press, USA; worked as an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester, from October 2012 to July 2013; and served as visiting faculty member at FCCU during Spring semester of 2012; and served as a member Philosophy Faculty at GC University from 2006 to 2009.

Research interests:
South Asian History, Social and Cultural History, Colonial and Post-colonial History and Theoretical trends in History


  • Book, “Sufi Shrines and the Pakistani State: The End of Religious Pluralism is published by I.B. Tauris, London, 2019.
  • Gender, Sect, and shrine: discursive contestations at Bibi Pak Daman, Lahore (Routledge Journal of Religion and Culture, 2019)
  • ‘Shrines, Pakistan and Invented Tradition’, The Historian, Vol.16, 2015.
  • ‘Waqf or Law for Muslim Endowments: Constructing Religious Singularity for Appropriating Shrines’, Pakistan Journal of Islamic Research, June 2014.
  • ‘Religious Shrines: Transnational Networks linking South Asia through Pilgrimage and Welfare Development’ (Palgrave book project entitled Diaspora Engagement and Development in South Asia, 2013).
  • ‘The Ground of History: A Relational Understanding of Hegel and Heidegger’, The Historian, Vol.7, 2009.
  • ‘The End of History: Interpreting Hegelian and Heideggerian Conception of “Ground” and “Being” Towards Their Way to Truth’, The Historian, Vol.7, No.2 2009.
  • ‘Thinking Feminism through a Male’s Marginalized Position’, The Historian, Vol.6, 2008.
  • ‘Assertiveness in Inter-subjective Communicative Environment: A Heideggerian Perspective’, The Historian, Vol.3, 2005.
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