Manan Ahmed, the author of Where the Wild Frontiers Are: Pakistan and the American Imagination, is a historian of Islam in South Asia who has been blogging at Chapati Mystery since 2004. His essays have appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, The National (UAE), Express Tribune, Pakistan Today, The Caravan (New Delhi), and many online media sites.
Ahmed received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2008 and has been teaching at Freie Universität in Berlin since 2009. He has appeared numerous times on Radio and TV posing as an ‘expert’ on Pakistan or on Islam. He asks for your understanding. These are hard times we live in.
He started Chapati Mystery in 2004 as a space for culturally and historically situated political commentary on Pakistan. Chapati Mystery is a community of readers, critics, informed observers, people with a deep commitment to the political, the social and the humorous. Creating and sustaining that community is, Ahmed believes, his proudest achievement.
You can learn more via http://about.me/mananahmed.
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