Abraham Akhter Murad is an academic researcher in the social history of North India and Pakistan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is a core member of the Centre for Governance and Policy, Lahore, Pakistan where he co-founded and helps arrange Pakistan's largest academic literary festival, Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest . He is also a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Governance and Global Studies, Information Technology University, Lahore, Pakistan. As a DAAD Fellow at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Mr. Murad will be working on his research project ‘Christianity in Colonial Punjab: Consolidation and Indianisation, 1910-1940.’
He recently published a book roundtable on Pippa Virdee's "From the Ashes of 1947: Reimagining Punjab" for which he organised, edited, and wrote an introduction. It also has review articles by Uttara Shahani (University of Oxford), Emily Keightley (Loughborough University), Manav Kapur (Princeton University), Ilyas Chattha (LUMS), and a response essay from Pippa Virdee (De Montfort University).