Lari Azad (born 12 March 1959) is an Indian historian of medieval India. He is well known for his contribution to medieval Indian history and historiography. He has authored a number of books, including Religion and Politics in India during the Seventeenth Century.

Mohammad Akram Lari, (popularly known as Lari Azad), born in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, India, is among the best-known authors and poets in Hindi literature. He is also the founder of All India Poetess Conference. He wrote under the pen name “Lari Azad”. His style is considered easy to understand, but has also been compared with high quality Hindi literature. Besides writing, he earns his living by teaching History in the historic NREC PG College, Khurja. He attained a unique position as a writer who wrote with equal facility in both Hindi and Urdu.