Central Asian Studies





Image of a manuscript page of 'Akhlaq-i-Nasiri' of Nasir al-Din Tusi ( part of IIS’ collection) as it appears on the cover of the Tajik translation (2009) published through the IIS. Image of a manuscript page from the Diwan of Nasir Khusraw ( part of IIS’ collection) dated 1259 AH / 1843 CE, as it appears on the cover of the Tajik title Commonwealth of Independent States - Central Asian States (Political) 1995.

Central Asian Studies Unit (CAS) is part of the Department of Academic Research and Publication (DARP) at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.


The overall aim of the unit is to promote scholarship on the history, culture and traditions of Central Asian Ismaili communities within the larger context of the faiths and traditions of Central Asian Muslims.


CAS collaborates with scholars and academics internationally to produce translations and edited volumes of key texts into Tajik and Russian.


The geographical scope of Central Asian Studies includes Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Western China, as well as the Russian Federation where many Central Asian Ismailis have settled.


 


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