The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam: A Persian Edition and English Translation of Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī's ʿIbrat-afzā

Daniel Beben (Editor), Daryoush Mohammad Poor (Editor)

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Abstract

"Muhammad Hasan al-Husayni, also known as Hasan 'Ali Shah and, more generally, as the Aga Khan (1804-1881), was the 46th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and the first Ismaili Imam to bear the title of Aga Khan. This book is the first English translation of his memoirs, the 'Ibrat-afza, `A Book of Exhortation, or Example', and includes a new edition of the Persian text and a detailed introduction to the work and its context. The 'Ibrat-afza was composed in the year 1851, following the Ismaili Imam's departure from Persia and his permanent settlement in India. The text recounts the Aga Khan's early life and political career as the governor of the province of Kirman in Persia, and narrates the dramatic events of his conflict with the Qajar establishment followed by his subsequent travels and exploits in Afghanistan and British India. The 'Ibrat-afza provides a rare example of an autobiographical account from an Ismaili Imam and a first-hand perspective on the regional politics of the age."
Original languageEnglish
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameInstitute of Ismaili Studies, Ismaili Texts and Translation Series

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Early Life
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Beben, D., & Poor, D. M. (Eds.) (2018). The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam: A Persian Edition and English Translation of Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī's ʿIbrat-afzā. (Institute of Ismaili Studies, Ismaili Texts and Translation Series). I. B. Tauris.

The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam: A Persian Edition and English Translation of Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī's ʿIbrat-afzā. / Beben, Daniel (Editor); Poor, Daryoush Mohammad (Editor).

I. B. Tauris, 2018. (Institute of Ismaili Studies, Ismaili Texts and Translation Series).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Beben, D & Poor, DM (eds) 2018, The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam: A Persian Edition and English Translation of Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī's ʿIbrat-afzā. Institute of Ismaili Studies, Ismaili Texts and Translation Series, I. B. Tauris.
Beben D, (ed.), Poor DM, (ed.). The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam: A Persian Edition and English Translation of Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī's ʿIbrat-afzā. I. B. Tauris, 2018. (Institute of Ismaili Studies, Ismaili Texts and Translation Series).
Beben, Daniel (Editor) ; Poor, Daryoush Mohammad (Editor). / The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam: A Persian Edition and English Translation of Muḥammad Ḥasan al-Ḥusaynī's ʿIbrat-afzā. I. B. Tauris, 2018. (Institute of Ismaili Studies, Ismaili Texts and Translation Series).
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