Born in Lahore on 24 February 1947, Ishtiaq
Ahmed holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He
has taught at Stockholm University, and was Senior Research Fellow
and visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian
Studies, National University of Singapore.
He is now Professor Emeritus of Political science, Stockholm
University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian
studies, National University of Singapore. His research interests
cover diverse fields like political Islam, ethnicity and
nationalism. Human partition studies.