Haroon Khalid has an academic background in Anthropology . He has been a travel writer and freelance journalist since 2008, travelling extensively around Pakistan, documenting its historical and cultural heritage.
His latest book is called In search of Shiva: a study of folk religious practices in Pakistan that looks at idiosyncratic Muslim shrines of the country including shrines of phallic offerings, sacred dogs, sacred trees, shrines for transgender and other such practices.
His first book is called A White trail: a journey into the heart of Pakistan’s religious minorities that documents the religious festivals of five minorities living in Pakistan, including Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Baha’i and Christian, and using these festivals constructs a narrative about the socio-political situation of religious minorities in the country.
He is an educationist and lives in Islamabad with his wife.