Haroon Khalid has an academic background in Anthropology from the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS). He has been a travel writer and freelance journalist since 2008, travelling extensively around Pakistan and documenting its historical and cultural heritage. He has written for several newspapers and magazines, including The News, Express Tribune, The Friday Times, and Himal. He writes a weekly column for www.scroll.in . Born and raised in Lahore, he now lives in Islamabad with his wife and works as an educationist. This is his third book.