JAMAL MALIK was born in Peshawar, Pakistan. He obtained his M.A in 1982 from Read Islamic Studies in Bonn and was awarded a Doctorate by the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg. His Postdoctoral research was at the University of Bamberg. From 1990-1996 he served as a Member of the Scientific Staff of the University of Heidelberg and Humboldt University, Berlin, and went on to become a Visiting Professor at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and at Oberlin. Since 1993, he has been part of the Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and the Arts, Vienna since 2000. His fields of research include Muslim Minority Communities in Europe, Islamic Mysticism, Social History of South Asia, Colonialism, Interculturality, Political Islam, Urban Societies, Modern Islamic Languages, and Sociology of Religion.
Colonialization of Islam: Dissolution Of Traditional Institutions in Pakistan by Jamal Malik