Charting the Future of Ginans: Needs and Expectations of the Ismaili Youth in the Western Diaspora by Dr. Karim Tharani

The heritage of ginans of the Nizari Ismaili community comprises hymn-like poems in various Indic dialects that were transmitted orally. Despite originating in the Indian subcontinent, the ginans continue to be cherished by the community in the Western diaspora. As part of a study at the University of Saskatchewan, an online survey of the Ismaili community was conducted in 2020 to gather sentiments toward the ginans in the Western diaspora. This article presents the results of the survey to explore the future of the ginans from the perspective of the English-speaking Ismaili community members.

Ginan Central: A Portal to the Ismaili Community’s Ginanic Literature
Ginan Central: A Portal to the Ismaili Community’s Ginanic Literature

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