Haroon Khalid has an academic background in Anthropology and has been a travel writer and freelance journalist since 2008, traveling extensively around Pakistan, documenting historical and cultural heritage. He has written for several newspapers and magazines, including Al Jazeera, HuffPost, TRT World, Scroll.in, TheWire.in, Dawn.com, The News and Express Tribune.
His first book A White Trail: a journey into the heart of Pakistan’s religious minorities was published in 2013. His second book In Search of Shiva: a study of folk religious practices in Pakistan was released in December 2015, and his third book Walking with Nanak was released in December 2016. Imagining Lahore: the city that is, the city that was, published by Penguin Random House in August 2018, is his latest book.