Ginan: Navroz naa din sohaamnnaa – On the glorious day of Navroz

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Navruz in Persian means a new day. In the Persian calendar it is the New Year’s day. It is a very significant occasion in our tradition as many important and significant events took place on the day. According to a tradition related to Imam Imam Jafar al-Sadik, “It was on Navroz…

London Ginans Conference: Many Speakers, Many Ginans to Recite, Arts display by Artist Hamida Madhani, later arts works to display at The Institute of Ismaili Studies

London Conference 2011 The Association for the Study of Ginans is holding it’s Ginan Conference at the Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, London on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2011. This event follows the very successful 3-day conference held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada during April/May 2011.  The Speakers Professor Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy Professor…

Interview with Ali S. Asani, 2011- Sindhi Studies Group News

12 septembre 2011 Par michelboivin Ali Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Harvard University. He is a renowned specialist in the field of Sindhi literary studies. Michel Boivin interviewed him during his passage to Canada for a conference in May 2011. Could you tell us a…

Khojki Manuscripts – Institute of Ismaili Studie’s updated article

Gallery Khojki Manuscripts *****   Originating in the province of Sindh, Khojki belongs to the category of Landa or clipped scripts, which employ alphabets and vowel systems similar to other Indian mercantile scripts and the learned Nagari norms. According to Ismaili tradition, the da‘i Pir Sadruddin was responsible for devising the Khojki script as a…