Yaqoob Khan Bangash
Yaqoob Khan Bangash is a historian specializing in modern South Asia. He holds a DPhil from Oxford and a Post Doc from Harvard. His research focuses on the emergence of Pakistan as a post-colonial state, encompassing broader interests in decolonization, modern state formation, the development of identities, and the emergence of ethnic and identity-based conflicts across South Asia. Dr Bangash’s first book, titled ‘A Princely Affair: Accession and Integration of Princely States in Pakistan, 1947-55,’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Currently, he is in the process of completing another book titled ‘Between the Sword and the Pen: The History of the Lahore High Court.’ His work has also been published in reputable journals such as Modern Asian Studies, Imperial and Commonwealth History, South Asia Research, and the Indian Economic and Social History Review. He has previously held positions as a British Academy Visiting Fellow, Chevening Fellow, and Fulbright Fellow. Currently, he serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at IT University in Lahore.