Join us for this special event celebrating the scholarship and academic achievements of our late esteemed colleague, Dr Janis Esots, and to mark the launch of his latest publication, Patterns of Wisdom is Safavid Iran: The Philosophical School of Isfahan and the Gnostic of Shiraz.Read more
This paper focuses on the Alawi Bohra community in Vadodara, Gujarat, and their khizānat al-kutub, or treasury of books. As Shi’i Isma’ilis, the Alawi Bohras consider themselves heirs of the Fāṭimid Imamate (909–1171).
This lecture will present how the authors of literary sources of history constructed their narratives of scholarly apostasy in accordance with their own sectarian and political affiliations - and the juridical procedure at play.
The aim of this two-day workshop that brings together some of the foremost scholars in their fields is not to align itself with any given school or approach, but simply to investigate the complex interplay of scriptures with the esoteric intellectual cultures and spiritualities that they shape.