Nimira’s Blog: At the age of 20, Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah was instrumental in the development of the vaccine for the bubonic plague

“The medical authorities in Bombay were overwhelmed by the magnitude, and (as it seemed) the complexity, of the catastrophe that had descended on the city. Their reactions were cautious and conservative ….I put freely at his [Professor Haffkine] disposal one of my biggest houses, a vast, rambling palace … here he established himself, and here he remained about two years until the Government of India, convinced of the success of his methods, took over the whole research project and put it on a proper, adequate, and official footing.” Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan IV

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Nimira’s Blog (Nimira Dewji) comprises short articles on Ismaili history and various topics of Muslim civilisations including art, architecture, devotional and other literature, and quotes by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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