The Institute of Ismaili Studies Establishes Farhad Daftary PhD Scholarships

On 18 January 2023, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) held a reception to honour Dr. Farhad Daftary and mark his retirement as Co-Director and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications.

The event took place at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, with Prince Rahim Aga Khan in attendance and was attended by staff, students, governors and leaders of the Ismaili community.

Dr Farhad Daftary and Prince Rahim Aga Khan. Image credit: Rehana Virani/IIS

During a speech at the event celebrating the work of Dr Daftary and his invaluable contributions to the Institute, Prince Rahim announced that His Highness the Aga Khan had decided to attach Dr Daftary’s name to the IIS PhD Scholarship programme. These awards will henceforth be called the Farhad Daftary PhD Scholarships.

“The growth and evolution of IIS and its development into an internationally recognised centre of knowledge and excellence in Ismaili studies have been a journey in which Dr Daftary has played a central role not just as a leader, but as IIS’s most respected and most productive scholar and author,” Prince Rahim said.

“I know I can speak on behalf of His Highness and for all of us here and the generations who will benefit from his scholarship, that we are very grateful that Dr Daftary chose this to be his lifetime’s work and that he has made such a major contribution to the field of Ismaili studies.”

Full article at The IIS

Author: ismailimail

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

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