Ilhan Niaz is Associate Professor of History at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, and most recently the author of The State During the British Raj: Imperial Governance in South Asia, 1700-1947 (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2019). He is also the author of Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia (New York: Routledge, 2014; 2018), The Culture of Power and Governance of Pakistan, 1947-2008 (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019) and An Inquiry into the Culture of Power of the Subcontinent (Islamabad: Alhamra, 2006). He has been published in leading international academic journals including The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Asian Affairs (The Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs), Asian Profile, The New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, and The Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He also occasionally contributes articles and reviews to leading national news publications. The Culture of Power and Governance of Pakistan, was awarded best non-fiction book of 2010 at the 2011 Karachi Literature Festival and has also won the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's Best Book Publication Award for Social Sciences Arts & Humanities for 2010. He is currently working on his next book, which is a study of the development of state institutions in British India and is writing a series of research papers law and order in Pakistan.