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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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IIS Publishes Russian Scholars on Ismailism 
August 2014
The Central Asian Studies Unit (CASU) of the IIS, in collaboration with the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (IOM) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), St. Petersburg, Russia has published Russian Scholars on Ismailism edited by Stanislav Prozorov and Hakim Elnazarov, Co-ordinator of CASU. More


Music & Melodies of the Persian Ismaili qasideh A new multimedia gallery... More


New Reading Guide
The Assassin Legends by Dr Farhad Daftary...More