Bachelor, Allahabad University, India, 1959. Master of Arts, Allahabad University, India, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Jodhpur University, India, 1970.
Lecturer, St. John's College, Agra, India, 1961-1963; lecturer, U. Jodhpur, India, 1963-1975; assistant professor, JNU, New Delhi, 1975-1981; associate, JNU, New Delhi, 1983-1991; professor, JNU, New Delhi, since 1991; associate professor, Addis Ababa U., Ethiopia, 1981-1983. Visiting professor Bremen U., Germany, 1996.
Convenor Association of Peoples of Asia, New Delhi, 1994-1997. Member Executive Committee Akhil Bharat, Rachnatmak Smaj, New Delhi, 1997.
Married Homaira Hashim Faruqui, February 9, 1962.