• Hassan’s State of Affairs by Mirza Athar Baig. Translated from the Urdu by Haider Shahbaz. HarperCollins India, 2019.

Special Issue

  • “Against the Canon: Urdu Feminist Writing.” A translation issue guest edited by Haider Shahbaz. Words Without Borders, 2020.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Who is a Muslim? Orientalism and Literary Populisms by Maryam Wasif Khan, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 2023.
  • Review of Aftermath by Preti Taneja, Wasafiri – International Contemporary Writing, 2023.


  • B.A. in History, Yale University
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Field of Interest

South Asian, African and diasporic literatures; colonialism, anticolonialism, and postcolonialism; Marxism; internationalism and cosmopolitanism; translation studies


Urdu, Punjabi, French (reading)