Dr Umber Bin Ibad

Dr Umber Bin Ibad

Associate Professor

PhD (Government College University, Lahore)
MPhil (Government College University, Lahore)
Ext: 650
Room # 335, Business and Social Sciences Building

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 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.