Folio Books is a Lahore-based independent publishing house with a focus on academic non-fiction. We’re, however, also open to other genres and formats of books as long as they fit our profile and politics. Founded in 2017, the publishing house has worked with some of the most important progressive thinkers from South Asia and beyond. We also actively work with like-minded presses from around the world to seek as well as licence territorial rights for select books. Taking forward the South Asian legacy of independent political publishing, we proudly identify as anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and internationalist.

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Founder & Editorial Director

Bilal Zahoor

Bilal Zahoor is the founder and editorial director of Folio Books, a Lahore-based independent publishing house. He’s a visiting faculty at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, where he’s teaching a course, Philosophy in a Time of Climate Crisis, at the Department of Liberal Arts. He is the editor of a widely-reviewed volume on Pakistan, Rethinking Pakistan: A 21st-Century Perspective (Anthem Press, 2020; Folio Books, 2019). He recently completed an MA in Political Philosophy from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, where he wrote his thesis (“Heidegger, Technology and Thinking: Tracing the Roots of the Ecological Crisis”) under the supervision of philosopher Miguel de Beistegui. His research interests lie in the intersection of philosophy, ecology and technology. He takes interest in indigenous epistemologies and emerging scientific knowledges in evolutionary biology and life sciences and intends to explore alternative ontologies to lay a new foundation for human-nature relations. Zahoor is a member of Haqooq-e-Khalq Party, a grassroots anti-capitalist project in Pakistan. He also occasionally contributes to New Politics, The Ecologist, Dawn and The News International.

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Managing Editor

Saeed Husain

An anthropologist by training, saeed joined Folio in early 2023 after completing an MPhil in Social Anthropological Research (Distinction) from the University of Cambridge. Outside Folio, saeed is also a visiting faculty member (most recently at the Aga Khan University), and regularly consults for development projects. As managing editor, he identifies and works closely with authors to develop books that provoke critical thinking.

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Folio Books, 12-B,

Ross Residencia, Canal Bank Rd,

Punjab, Lahore 54590


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For writers interested in publishing their works, please write to our Editorial Director, Bilal Zahoor, at [email protected]


For writers interested in publishing their works, please write to our Editorial Director, Bilal Zahoor, at [email protected]

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