Publications

Books

  1. Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching. (Co-edited conswith 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. “Pakistani English Novel and the Burden of Representation: Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.” The Ravi. Vol. 101(Forthcoming 2014).
  2. “Democratic Criticism and the Importance of Islamic Hermeneutics of Reading in the Twenty-First Century.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies Vol. 36 (3) 2013: 449-464.
  3. “Exclusionary Narratives, Ambivalence, and Humanistic Studies.” Journal of English Literary and Linguistic Studies, Vol.1 (1) 2012: 13-20.
  4. Neoliberal Dispositif and the Rise of Fundamentalism: The Case of Pakistan.” Journal of International and Global Studies, Vol. 3 (1) 2011: 21-31.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Salman Rushdie: Reading the Postcolonial Texts in the Era of Empire.” Postcolonial Text [Online], Vol. 5 (2) 2009: 14 pages.
  8. The Rhetoric of Democracy and War on Terror: The Case of Pakistan.” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 1 (2) 2009: 60-65.
  9. “The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Mirza Ghalib’s Narrative of Survival.” Prose Studies, Vol. 31 (1) 2009: 40-54.
  10. The Postcolonial Student: Learning the Ethics of Global Solidarity in an English Classroom.” Radical Teacher. No. (82) 2008: 32-37.
  11. 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.
  12. Joseph Conrad: Question of Racism and the Representation of Muslims in his Malayan Works.”Postcolonial Text [online], Vol. 3 (4) 2007:13 pages.
  13. 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.
  14. Operation Enduring Freedom and the Politics of Popular Representation.” Muslim Public Affairs Journal, Winter 2007: 81-90.
  15. We is All People: The Marginalized East-Indian and the Economy of Difference in Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t DanceCaribbean Studies Vol. 34 (1) 2006: 111-130.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Death as a Form of Becoming: The Muslim Imagery of Death and Necropolitics.” Digest of Middle East Studies Vol. 14 (2) 2005: 8-26.

Book Chapters

  1. “Ajaibāt-e-Farang: Yousuf Khan Kambal Posh’s Metropolitan Journey and the Ways of Seeing the West.” Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, PowersAnne Richards and Iraj Omidvar, Eds. Palgrave, 2014. (Forthcoming).
  2. “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.
  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.

Reviews

  1. Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in PakistanSouth Asian History and Culture, Volume, 4 (3) 2013: 427-428.
  2. Two and a Half Words, or How to Write Truly Pakistani Fiction.” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, Vol. 3 (2) 2011: 113-15.
  3. “The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Hundred Years of War.” Review. Digest of Middle East Studies Vol. 17 (2) 2008:134-136.
  4. “Nationalistic Rhetoric: The Last Crusade.” Review. American Book Review Vol. 28 (6) 2007:10-11.
  5. Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith & Sexuality.” Review. Postcolonial Text Vol. 3   (2) 2007.
  6. Education as Enforcement.” Review. Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor. No. 6 (1) 2004.