Association of Ginans Keynote Address by Dr Karim H Karim: Are Ginans Islamic or Hindu?

The Association for the Study of Ginans was established in 2007 with a mission to preserve, promote and encourage research and study of the rich poetic tradition of Ginans. This remarkable literary heritage of Satpanth Ismaili Muslims or Khoja Ismailis of India and Pakistan, is a living tradition spanning more than eight centuries. The Ginans are recited or sung primarily by the Nizari Ismaili communities originating from South Asia, although not limited to them. More about the Association here.

Dr Karim H. Karim is a Full Professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication (in Ottawa, Canada), of which he was previously the Director (2006-2009). He is currently the Director of the Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam. Karim also served as a Director of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, UK (2009-2011) and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in 2004. More about Dr. Karim here.

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