This paper focuses on the Alawi Bohra community in Vadodara, Gujarat, and their khizānat al-kutub, or treasury of books.
GPISH (2018) alumna Semina Halani received a scholarship from Harvard University to attend a four-week Institute of World Literature Summer Programme in July.
WTEP (1994) alumna Nazneen Lakhani attended the G7 Summit as a Hindi Interpreter in June. Here she gives an insight into her experience, which included working with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.
Professor Ali Asani, who teaches on the GPISH programme and is a member of the IIS’s Board of Governors, has been awarded the Harvard University 2021 Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz, who was appointed alongside five other leading figures in arts, business and culture, also serves on the IIS’s Board of Governors.
Zulfiqar Khimani has recently been promoted to Educational Programmes Manager in the Department of Community Relations. Here he talks about his new role and his plans for the unit.
The IIS Student Recognition Awards were held at the Aga Khan Centre on July 29th, with students, faculty and staff attending.