Tariq was born in Barabanki and brought up in Lucknow. A mufassil boy who had a bunch of uncertain dreams, blurred vision of life with an unending learning attitude. He was primarily educated at Lucknow University and studied English language and literature, Urdu Humanities, and Modern Indian History. Tariq qualified for UGC-NET and wrote his doctoral dissertation on Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of Suspicion in English and he was awarded the Degree of Ph.D. in English by Lucknow University.
The subject of his doctoral thesis was “Metaphor, Time and Narrative: Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy of Language and Literary Hermeneutics.” It was a philosophical inquiry about the nature of language and the development of religious hermeneutics to literary studies. It showed the way how a purely religious discipline legitimately came to be associated with literary hermeneutics. The thesis was broadly oriented towards Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutics of suspicion.
He teaches English, language, literature, criticism, and Contemporary Literary Theories. Till date he has authored several books like The Prophets of Hope and Survival in the 20th Century Absurdities (2020), Diaspora as Cathartic Metaphor: A Hermeneutical Approach (2020), New Approaches to English Literature in the Twenty-First Century Millennium (2021), Fragrantica Ultimatus: A Handbook for All Competitive Examinations of English Literature (2021) and Hermeneutics of Suspicion Framework for Literary Interpretation: Studies in Language, Metaphor, Time and Narrative (2022), Victims of Forced Disappearance: Resisting Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2022). A significant feature of his personality is his deep interest in academic leadership, the future of academic institutions, and the fresh avenues, both in creative writing and critical thinking i. e. modern English and Urdu poetry. Tariq writes in both languages, Urdu and English. His area of specialization is in the Philosophy of Language, Existentialism, and Literary Hermeneutics. At Present, he is engaged with his work, The Poetic Gesture of Feminine Perspective: A Comparative Approach to the Contemporary Indo-Pak Urdu Poetry (2021). Tariq is an inquisitive and avid reader. His main aim is to help people discover new meaning in their lives and work, and at a systems level, connect to the deeper meaning in organizations, communities, and societies for the larger scheme of things for positive change.