Tasneem Jamal's debut novel "Where the Air is Sweet" to be released in May, 2014

Event – November 23 | Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Author Tasneem Jamal in Conversation with TV Host Omar Sachedina

This program will feature the Canadian Ismaili author’s debut novel, Where the Air Is Sweet. In a conversation moderated by Omar Sachedina. Tasneem Jamal will discuss the larger outcomes of the Ugandan exodus, integration and inclusion in Canada. EVENT: Where the Air Is Sweet: Tasneem Jamal in Conversation with Omar Sachedina DATE: Sunday, November 23,…

Vassanji and me - by Ramnik Shah

Vassanji and me – by Ramnik Shah

Vassanji made it straight into the literary limelight with the publication of The Gunny Sack in 1989. It landed with a big bang and his writing career was launched. It is not unfair to say that at the time, and for many years afterwards, the book was better received and appreciated in the diaspora and…

Reading-the-Koran-as-a-Literary-Text-Angelika-Neuwirth

New IIS Book: Scripture, Poetry and the Making of a Community: Reading the Qur’an as a Literary Text

This volume presents the views on the Qur’an by Professor Angelika Neuwirth, one of the leading scholars in Qur’anic studies today. It contains fourteen articles that reflect her original thought on the topic as developed over thirty years of research.  The book consists of a mixture of new as well as previously published pieces,…

Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds: The Cargo of the Belitung Shipwreck

Aga Khan Museum Book Collection: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds: Paperback Edition debuts January 6, 2015

  In 1998 fishermen discovered a remarkable wreck of a 9th-century Arab merchant ship just off the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia. The sunken ship’s amazing cargo included silver ingots, bronze mirrors, gold and silver vessels, and 60,000 glazed ceramics. As the oldest Arab ship ever found in Asian waters, the wreck is one of…

Sheniz Janmohamed's new book "Firesmoke" launched

Sheniz Janmohamed’s new book “Firesmoke” launched

Sheniz Janmohamed’s second collection continues the poet’s journey, tracing the inception and annihilation of sacred fire. In a series of highly evocative, personal poems, Firesmoke explores the meaning of truth and the self, finding them both in form and emptiness. In her unorthodox, broadminded quest for understanding, Sheniz evokes the teachings of Sufism, acknowledges the…

Enchanted Lines- Drawings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection

Enchanted Lines: Drawings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection: Paperback Edition debuts November 8

Enchanted Lines brings together exceptional examples of some of the best drawings in the Aga Khan Museum’s collection of Islamic art, with special emphasis on those works known to have been created by a particular artist, whether actually signed or attributed by others to a certain artist. Author Filiz Çakır Phillip showcases these drawings in their…

Guide (Paperback): Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum Guide: Paperback Edition debuts November 8

The Aga Khan Museum Guide introduces this new Toronto museum’s vision, building, park, and Islamic works of art in an accessible form to the visitor and general public. It provides an overview of the historical, intellectual, and artistic wealth of the Museum’s exquisite collection, which includes extraordinary Qur’ans, ceramics, metalwork, scientific and musical instruments, luxury…

Professor Karim F. Hirji publishes his memoirs "Growing up with Tanzania"

Professor Karim F. Hirji publishes his memoirs “Growing up with Tanzania”

In Growing up with Tanzania. Karim Hirji, a renowned Professor of Medical Statistics and Fellow of the Tanzania Academy of Science, presents a multi-faceted, evocative portrait of his joyous but conflicted passage to adulthood during colonial and early-Uhuru Tanzania. His smooth style engages the reader with absorbing true tales, cultural currents, critical commentary and progressive…

Power and Passion, by Kay Tejani

Power and Passion, by Kay Tejani

It is a fictional story in which a young woman living in the ultramodern city of Dubai calls on a diverse cast of colleagues, friends, and family to plan the biggest event of her career. This book offers unique insights into diversity and empowerment that will get everyone connecting and talking. Dubai is the setting…

Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Publication: Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate

Forthcoming book by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Research Associate, Institute of Ismaili Studies Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate Publication Date: September 2014 Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary…

Professor Parin Dossa publishes new book "Afghanistan Remembers"

Professor Parin Dossa publishes new book “Afghanistan Remembers”

Summary: “Afghanistan Remembers: Gendered Narrations of Violence and Culinary Practice” has just been published by Dr. Parin Dossa, Professor of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Professor Parin Dossa has paid tribute to two women from Canada, Roshan Thomas and Zeenab Kassam, who sadly lost their lives recently while helping in Afghanistan. Description: Although extensive…