Video

The Ismaili Imams: A Biographical History by Farhad Daftary

26/05/2021
In this video, Dr Farhad Daftary speaks about how this book builds on decades of research, and represents an important contribution to the Ismaili community.

Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director of The Institute of Ismaili Studies and, since 1992, Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications is a leading authority on Shi'i studies, and particularly its Ismaili tradition. In this revealing interview, he speaks about what motivated him to write The Ismaili Imams: A Biographical History - the first ever collection of biographies of all 49 Ismaili Imams - and who it's intended for.

Drawing on a lifetime of research and complete with full-colour illustrations and photographs, this represents a major contribution to, and reference for, not only students and scholars but also the Ismaili community and its shared history and heritage.