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The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 to promote scholarship of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, leading to a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. Find out more about the IIS. The Institute of Ismaili Studies -

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Book Launch Event for IIS Publications Held in Mumbai 
April 2014
Two IIS publications, Towards a Shi‘i Mediterranean Empire and The Founder of Cairo, both by Dr Shainool Jiwa, were launched at an event held in Mumbai, India, on February 14, 2014. More


The Safar-nama of Nasir Khusraw 
Travelogue of an 11th CE century Persian philosopher and poet ... More


New Author Interview
Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi on Spiritual Quest...More