|Biographical detail : ||Pakistani scholar
Renowned Pakistani scholar Professor Khalid bin Sayeed was a guide and mentor for a whole generation of scholars working on Pakistan.
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and adjunct professor of history at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Khalid was widely respected in academia.
In his first major work, Pakistan: The Formative Phase-1857-1948, Khalid set out to trace the origins of partition. The book established him in the academic circles focusing on South Asia. His second book, Political System of Pakistan, explored social and political forces contending for power, along with the formal structure of state authority. His third book, Politics in Pakistan: Nature and Direction of Change, made yet another leap forward in the sense that he made a more extensive use of current theoretical debates about class and state.
Khalid bin Sayeed was born in Hyderabad, India. He did higher studies at the London School of Economics and McGill University, Canada. He passed away in Canada.