Tariq Rahman holds two doctoral degrees: a Ph.D. (1985) and a D.Litt (2014), both from the University of Sheffield. Both degrees were awarded based on examinations. For the latter, examiners evaluated his major publications before granting him a higher doctorate in linguistic history. He has authored 10 books, published over 100 articles, and contributed several book reviews. Tariq Rahman was the first Pakistani to receive Germany’s prestigious Humboldt Research Award for academic research. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, he was honoured with the Pride of Performance award in 2004 and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2013, both conferred by the President of Pakistan. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan recognized his exceptional achievements by appointing him a Distinguished National Professor in 2004 and presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. The National Institute of Pakistan Studies, where he served as a professor and director, bestowed upon him the title of professor emeritus. Tariq Rahman is a Salzburg Seminar fellow (2017) and a member of the Common Room at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He is also a visiting fellow at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He was the inaugural holder of the Pakistan Chair at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as a visiting professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the Peace University in Castellon, Spain. Tariq Rahman is a senior Fulbright scholar with previous appointments at the University of Texas at Austin (1995-96), the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (2010), and the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (2010, 2012, 2013, and 2019). Several of his books have received prestigious awards: ‘Language and Politics in Pakistan’ (1996) received the Pitras Bukhari Award from the Pakistan Academy of Letters and the National Book Foundation Award in 1997. ‘Names’ (2015) was recognized as the Best Book of the Year by the Higher Education Commission (2015-16), and ‘Interpretations of Jihad in South Asia’ (2018) earned the Best Book of the Year award in 2020 from Habib Bank Metro at the Karachi Literature Festival and the 6th UBL Award. His latest publication is ‘Pakistan’s Wars: An Alternative History’ (2022). Currently, Tariq Rahman serves as the Dean of the School of Education at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.