Farhad Daftary

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Farhad Daftary
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Born1983
NationalityIranian
OccupationCo-director and Head
Academic work
InstitutionsDepartment of Academic Research and Publications, Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS)

Farhad Daftary is the co-director and Head of department of Academic Research and Publications, Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Dr. Farhan Daftary, born in 1938, is an Iranian writer and expert of Shia Studies, who currently lives in London, where he settled after visiting various places including Italy and United States for educational and research purposes.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics, California, Berkeley, 1971
  • Master of Arts (MA), American University, Washington DC
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), American University, Washington DC

Career[edit | edit source]

  • Co-Director and Head of Department of Academic Research and Publications, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 1992 – Present

Academic Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Consulting Editor of the Encyclopædia Iranica
  • General Editor of Ismaili Heritage Series
  • General Editor of Shi’i Heritage Series
  • General Editor of the Ismail Texts and Translation Series

Books[edit | edit source]

Honors[edit | edit source]

  • A Festschrift named “Fortresses of the Intellect” was written by a plethora of Ismaili Scholars and published by I. B. Tauris in Association with IIS in 2011 to honor Dr. Farhad Daftary

Source[edit | edit source]