To study the history and evolution of the Ismaili-Shi’i tradition in Central Asia with a special focus on the history of the Ismaili communities in modern period, their cultural practices and intellectual heritage;
To promote publications and make available materials in Russian and Central Asian languages which highlight the legacy and contribution of the Ismailism to Muslim thought and heritage;
To collect oral and written materials on the history, religious practices and traditions of the Central Asian Ismailis with subsequent development of a database and resources for the scholars interested in the study of the mountainous societies of Central Asia;
- To organise forums, seminars and conferences where scholars studying cultures of Central Asian Muslims can share their knowledge and develop better understanding of the diversity and richness of the cultures and traditions of the societies in Central Asia.
Research interests: Islamic education in Central Asia, endangered languages of Central Asia, religious traditions of the Central Asian Ismaili communities;
Research interests: Challenges of Civil society in Central Asia; Social capital development and youth perceptions about career opportunities in Central Asian mountainous societies.
Research interests: Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet scholarship on Ismailism; Religious identity of Ismaili communities in Tajikistan and Russia; intellectual heritage of the Tajik Ismailis.
Research interest: History and traditions of the Tajiks of Xinjiang province of China
Research interests: History, traditions and cultural practices of the Hazara Ismailis of Afghanistan;
- Short History of the Ismailis by Dr. Daftary (in Tajik), 2002, Nodir, Dushanbe.
- Intellectual Traditions in Islam, ed. Dr. Daftary (in Tajik), 2002, Nodir, Dushanbe.
- Short History of the Ismailis by Dr. Daftary (in Russian), 2003, Ladomir, Dushanbe.
- The Ruby of Badakhshan by Elise Hunsberger (in Tajik), 2003, Nodir, Dushanbe.
- The Ruby of Badakhshan by Hunsberger (in Russian) 2005, Ladomir, Moscow.
- Ismailis in Medieval Muslim Societies (in Russian) 2005, Ladomir, Moscow.
- The Assassin Legends by Dr. Daftary (in Russian) 2008, Ladomir, Moscow.
- The Assassin Legends by Dr. Daftary (in Tajik) 2009, Dushanbe (forthcoming)
- Nasir Khusraw, Kulliyat, Volume 3 (in Tajik), 2003, Nodir, Dushanbe
- The World of Ideas and Thoughts of Nasir Khusraw (in Russian), 2004, Nodir, Dushanbe.
- The Secret of the World (in Tajik), 2005, Nodir, Dushanbe
- Nasir Khusraw. Yesterday. Today and Tomorrow (Proceedings of conference held in Khorog, Tajikistan), 2005, Noshir, Khujand, Tajikistan.
- Folklore of Pamir, ed. by Nisor Shakarmamadov (in Tajik), 2006, Imperial group, Dushanbe.
- Zad-ul-Musafirin by Nasir Khusraw (in Russian), 2006, Nodir, Dushanbe.
- Poetry as a Means of Preaching … by Reisner and Dodikhudoeva, (in Russian), 2007, Natalis, Moscow
- Nasirian Ethics (Akhloqi Nosiri) by Nasiruddin Tusi (in Tajik), 2009, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
- Divan of Nasir Khusraw (in two volumes), 2009, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Zad-al-Musafirin by Nasir Khusraw (in Tajik), 2009, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (forthcoming)