Akbar Ahmed


Akbar Ahmed is a famous Pakistani-American author, poet, playwright, academic, and filmmaker. He was born in Allahabad, British India. He started early education in his hometown. From 1954 to 1959, he studied at Army Burn Hall College in Abbottabad. He completed his education of PhD in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He received numerous awards and recognition in his life including Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and Sitara-i-Imtiaz from the Govt. of Pakistan.

Quick Facts

Full NameAkbar Salahuddin Ahmed
Date of BirthNot Available
Place of BirthAllahabad, British India
Education– Army Burn Hall College
– University of Cambridge
– School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Current PositionProfessor of International Relations, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, School of International Service, Washington, D.C.
Previous Positions– Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland
– Visiting professor at Princeton University and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
– Teaching positions at Harvard University, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, etc.
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Akbar Ahmed Books

Journey Into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity2018
Journey into Islam2007
Discovering Islam1988
Islam, Globalization, and Postmodernity1997
Postmodernism and Islam1992
Pakistan Society1986
Journey Into America: The Challenge of Islam2010
Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World1999
Islam Under Siege2003
The Thistle And The Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam2013
Toward Islamic Anthropology1986
Living Islam: From Samarkand to Stornoway1993
The Flying Man: Aristotle, and the Philosophers of the Golden Age of Islam: Their Relevance Today2021
Islam, Globalization and Postmodernity1994
Pukhtun Economy and Society1980
Millennium and Charisma among Pathans1976
Resistance and Control in Pakistan1991
Religion and Politics in Muslim Society1983
The Future of Anthropology: Its Relevance to the Contemporary World1995
The Conceit of Innocence: Losing the Conscience of the West in the War Against Bosnia1997
Nahwa Ilm al Insan al Islami: (Toward Islamic Anthropology: Definition, Dogma, and Directions)1990
Akbar Ahmed: Two Plays2009
Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim Heritage1996
Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse2011
Social and Economic Change in the Tribal Areas, 1972-19761977
The Mingling of the Oceans: A Theory of How Civilizations Can Live Together2025

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Akbar Ahmed’s education includes attending Army Burn Hall College, the University of Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

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Major awards received by Akbar Ahmed include the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) and Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) from the Pakistani government, the Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal by the Royal Society for Asian Affairs in London, and the inaugural Purpose Prize in 2006.

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