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

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…

Khatoon's Kitchen

Khatoon’s Kitchen

Khatoon Gulamani is 81 years old Ismaili lady originally from Dar es salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. Born to Indian parents, she has been married and lives with her husband and family in the United States, for the last 15 years. Before moving to the United States, they lived in Toronto, Canada. They have three sons…

Co-Author Aashish Morani: The Role of Antioxidants and Pro-Oxidants in Cancer Development

Co-Author Aashish Morani: The Role of Antioxidants and Pro-Oxidants in Cancer Development

An international team of accomplished researchers has been assembled to define the role that antioxidants and pro-oxidants play in cancer. Increasing scientific evidence points to the importance of antioxidants and pro-oxidants in both the etiology of cancer development and in cancer treatments. This book should prove useful for research scientists wanting a comprehensive review of…

Live IIS Webcast: Launch of Two New Publications: Spirituality and Universality in Islam

Live IIS Webcast: Launch of Two New Publications: Spirituality and Universality in Islam

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in conjunction with the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom requests the pleasure of your company for a reception and book launch event. The event will launch the following IIS publications by Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi: Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam Ali –…

Co-author Zahra Ladhani's new book on community-based education is published by the World Health Organization

Co-author Zahra Ladhani’s new book on community-based education is published by the World Health Organization

Zahra Ladhani, RN, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing, ENHP, has co-authored a book with Wagdy Talaat titled Community Based Education in the Health Professions: Global Perspectives. Published by the World Health Organization, January 2014. Teaching Focus Ladhani’s teaching focuses on advanced nursing with emphasis on leadership and policy. It…

Financial Advisor Roshan Ajanee signs publishing deal for new book "Breaking Through"

Financial Advisor Roshan Ajanee signs publishing deal for new book “Breaking Through”

Dallas, TX – March 4, 2014 – Roshan Ajanee, the President of Ajanee Wealth Management, has joined accomplished business leader and dedicated philanthropist Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, along with other leading experts from around the world to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Breaking Through:The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share Their…

Hussein K. Bawa: The 6p Entrepreneur

Hussein K. Bawa: The 6p Entrepreneur

Since he was a young student, Hussein K. Bawa wondered why few individuals attain their goals and experience great success, while others live day-to-day. These questions lead him to read motivational books by much-loved authors such as: Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and Steven R. Covey. Over the eighteen years that he read and tried to…

Where the Air Is Sweet

Tasneem Jamal’s literary debut

Launches are not what they used to be. Before the internet and social media, a book used to be launched by means of an event — much as a young lady was presented at court, I imagine? Not the best comparison, I know; but I love Downtown AbbeyNowadays, a launch is  simply a celebration for…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Publishes Encounters in Muslim History for the Secondary Curriculum

Institute of Ismaili Studies Publishes Encounters in Muslim History for the Secondary Curriculum

The curriculum approaches the study of Islam from civilisational and humanistic perspectives, aiming to develop perspectives on Islam that engage with religion, ethics, thought, history and culture in Muslim societies within a broad intellectual framework. Of the eight modules in the curriculum, three are aimed at presenting the history of Muslim societies and civilisations, from…

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

From the Prophet’s family tree to the present, ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in Muslim societies. So an understanding of genealogy is therefore vital to our understanding of Muslim societies, particularly with regard to the generation, preservation and manipulation of genealogical knowledge. These 9 case studies link genealogical knowledge…

Interview with the Author: Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic prayer according to the teachings of Imam Ali

Interview with the Author: Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic prayer according to the teachings of Imam Ali

In the following 22 minute video interview, Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi discusses his aspirations for writing his book, Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic prayer according to the teachings of Imam Ali. He also shares his reflections on how the teachings of Imam Ali could inspire an intellectual and rationale engagement with the Qu’ran, leading to a…

The Ismailis | Tasneem Jamal

The Ismailis | Tasneem Jamal

The central characters in Where the Air Is Sweet are Ismaili Muslims. Here is a bit of background on Ismailis. Who are Ismailis? Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples united in their allegiance to Karim Aga Khan (known to Ismailis as Mawlana Hazar Imam) as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual…

Fayyaz Vellani publishes book on universities and disability discrimination laws

Fayyaz Vellani publishes book on universities and disability discrimination laws

Ashgate has just published Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography, a new book by Fayyaz Vellani, a Senior Fellow in the Critical Writing Program. Examining disability discrimination laws in the UK, USA and Australia, this book focuses on how universities interpret and respond to these laws, highlighting the role that geography can play in understanding…