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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…

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…