For World Book Day, we present a list of publications by the Institute of Ismaili Studies


How many titles does the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) have under its banner since its founding in December 1977? Its first publication was in 1983 — Henry Corbin’s Cyclical Time and Ismaili Gnosis. The answer: 208! As many countries around the world observe UNESCO’S World Book Day on April 23, we present a link that provides a brief overview of the IIS’s 200+ titles. Please click IIS Publications or on the image below. There are filters of how you want the books to be listed, such as newest to oldest, by category and there is also a search function. For a detailed description of the book, click on the book title or its corresponding front cover image shown on the summary page. Some books may be out of print. The literature counters in Jamatkhanas in Canada and other parts of the world have many titles in stock. Pick up a book on World Book Day and make reading part of your daily habit.

UNESCO WORLD BOOK DAY Institute of Ismaili Studies
Please click on image for list of books published by the IIS since its founding in December 1977.

Featured photo at top of post: Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, in conversation King Charles (then HRH The Prince of Wales), Lord Ahmad, Mayor Sadiq Khan, and Head Librarian of the Aga Khan Library Dr. Walid Ghali; June 26, 2018, opening day of the Aga Khan Centre. Photograph: The Ismaili/Shyrose Bhanji.

Date posted: April 23, 2023.