What people are saying about the Prince Sadruddin biography by Diana Miserez

Review

This long needed biography seeks to do belated justice to a great humanitarian, who saw what was coming down the line and what would be needed, and who never abandoned his commitment, not just to principles, but to the capacity for men and women and their institutions to make the world a better, safer place, not least for the uprooted.

Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

Dear Ms. Willday,

The Duke of Edinburgh has asked me to write and thank you for sending a copy of the book, “Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan”.

 

His Royal Highness much appreciated your thought in sending the book, which will be a welcome addition to his library. This letter comes with Prince Philip’s best wishes.

 

Yours sincerely,

George Hewson

 

 

UN et al

I am writing to convey my appreciation for your thoughtful gift of the biography you have written on Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. I look forward to reading it.

 -Kofi Annan

Bravo Diana!  Ta réussite est remarquable.

Amitiés,

– Georges Koulischer, a retired Senior Director of UNHCR

 

Dear Diana,

I opened the Letter Box to your wonderful book.  The book looks magnificent and the pictures do him justice I can’t wait to get reading.

Bravo, bravo you have done a fantastic job and he would have been very proud of you as we all are.

– Olivia Wetterwald, formerly on UNHCR’s staff

 Academia

Thank you so much for your very impressive biography of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. I shall certainly read it with great interest, all the more as it reflects events and concerns close to my heart and mind.

Let me add that I was very touched that you sent me your book. I do hope it’ll be widely distributed and read.

– Professor Jacques Forster, University of Neuchatel

Your book arrived on Saturday! Thank you so much for sending me a copy. It looks wonderful and very impressive, as a hardcover but also considering its length. I can imagine how much work went into the writing of this timely and important book!

-Christof Decker, Senior Academic, Munich University

Dear Diana

Thank you for your email. I can confirm that the book arrived in the office safely. It’s wonderful and I hope you’re very pleased with it. I’ve taken it over to the Middle East departmental library so it will be available for consultation and reference there.

Many congratulations on such a fantastic achievement.

– Samantha Stewart, British Museum

We received your letter on which you presented the biography of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Thank you for thinking of Ecole Nouvelle and sharing this information.

We believe this book would definitely enrich our students’ knowledge, therefore our librarian Mr. Rossé already ordered two copies of the book (one in English and one in French) for our school library.

We wish you plenty of success for the book launch!

Nicolas Catsicas, Administrateur délégué, Directeur general

Other

Dear Diana, DELIGHTED to get your wonderful biography – I keenly look forward to getting into it. What a fascinating man and what a range of interests he had and what a labour of love  on your part it has been to collect all this material together.  I do hope it gets a wide circulation, both he and you certainly deserve that. You have had such an interesting life – I feel like a church mouse who has hardly ventured beyond the churchyard! I will pass it on to Ben next time he is over here. Although it is now all past history it certainly will have influenced the international world in which he now operates.

– Hugh Dickingon, retired Dean of Salisbury Cathedral

 

 

Book contributors

Dear Diana,

I have just received THE book! Very fine, starting with the beautiful cover.

I will be reading it as this gloomy Lemanic winter proceeds.

Warmest congratulations !

– George Gordon-Lennox, who contributed some recollections on the prince

Dear Diana,

Your news is uplifting; most uplifting. You’ve achieved a milestone & I reiterate my admiration for you as an author. I am aware of your passion for your subject, the benign Prince.

Your book is beautiful; a delight to hold in my hands, turn the pages, marvel at all your very hard work, writing. Congratulations.

The printing, binding, paper quality, design, the book jacket, every aspect bespeaks quality and exceptionally high standards; compliments to The Book Guild of GB.

In grateful appreciation, infinite gratitude for including my humble tribute to the Prince as a connoisseur of art.

  • Shai, Art historian, who agreed I could use one of his articles as our Annex IV

 

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Book Launch Event Details

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary by Diana Miserez

 

 


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


 

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Book Launch

Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President of Earth Focus Foundation at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography (Image credit: Anvar Nanji) Speech: Remarks by Nicola Spafford Furey, Vice President of Earth Focus Foundation at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - “I was always amazed at his [Prince Sadruddin’s] great respect for the young, he said,…
Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary (Image credit: Anvar Nanji) Speech: Remarks by Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary - “And how appropriate it is for this tribute to be taking place in the building…
Remarks by UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography (Image credit: Anvar Nanji) Video: Remarks of UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi at the book launch of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s biography - “A true internationalist who transformed UNHCR … ”   – Filippo Grandi UNHCR Refugee Chief…
Social Media: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan's Book Launch Social Media: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan’s Book Launch - Social Media Posts. Live from UN Geneva - Book launch - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary By Diana Miserez
The late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan with Secretary-General U Thant at his home on 23 June 1971. (Image credit: Teddy Chan, United Nations via Simerg) What people are saying about the Prince Sadruddin biography by Diana Miserez - "This long needed biography seeks to do belated justice to a great humanitarian, who saw what was coming down the line and what would be needed..."
Talking to Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin’s biography and Nicola Spafford Furey, VP of Earth Focus Foundation one day before the book launch event at the UN - Diana Miserez, author of Prince Sadruddin's biography and Nicola Spafford Furey, VP of Earth Focus Foundation reminiscing about Aga Khan and Ismailis ahead of Prince Sadruddin's book launch at the UN in Geneva.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - Constellation of Honours (image credit: UNHCR) Prince Sadruddin’s Constellation of Honors - Resources on the internet summarize but a partial list of world wide honors invested on…
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Sadruddin Aga Khan UN High Commissioner for Refugees 1965-1977. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sadruddin Aga Khan being interviewed in front of the "City of Galway". (Image credit: UNHCR / D. Vittet / June 1971) Contemplate: Prince Sadruddin’s inspiring 1975 address to the newly settled Ismaili community in Canada - Excerpts from Prince Sadruddin's address delivered to the Ismaili Muslim community on Wednesday, 22 January 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
French Minister of Culture pays tribute to Prince Sadruddin as he decorates His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prince Amyn with honors Reflection: French Minister of Culture pays tribute to Prince Sadruddin as he decorates His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prince Amyn with honours - About 7 years ago, French Minister Frédéric Mitterrand paid an elaborate tribute to the Aga Khan family highlighting the contributions of Prince Sadruddin and the Noorani family.

One thought

  1. Indeed very interesting to finally get his book and his vision of the future so long ago, which many must have missed and his advice at that time on leading our lives carefully to be prepared for the many years of chaos to come in the years ahead.

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