Maidul Islam is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Presidency University, Kolkata. As a Clarendon-Hector Pilling-Senior Hulme Scholar at Brasenose College, he studied political theory for his doctoral studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. The Cambridge University Press has recently published his doctoral dissertation, Limits of Islamism: Jamaat-e-Islami in Contemporary India and Bangladesh. He was also a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. His research interests include Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Identity Politics, Contemporary South Asian Politics, Indian Muslims and Cinema.