S Irfan Habib is a historian of science and of modern political history.
Besides a large number of papers, he has also edited and authored several books including Situating the History of Science: Dialogues with Joseph Needham and Social History of Social History of Science in Colonial India . He has also co-authored Domesticating Modern Science in Colonial India. His book To Make the Deaf Hear: Ideology and Programme of Bhagat Singh and his Comrades, has been translated into several Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Punjabi. His another book is Jihad or Ijtihad: Religious Orthodoxy and Modern Science in Contemporary Islam. He recently brought out two volumes, Indian Nationalism: The Essential Writings and Inquilab: Bhagat Singh on Religion and Revolution. Till recently he held Maulana Azad Chair at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi.