Theses & Dissertations

Listed in chronological order

Nanji, A. (1969). The Spread of the Sathpanth Ismaili Da’wa in India, to the Fifteenth Century. M.A. (Thesis). McGill University.

Esmail, A. (1971). Satpanth Ismailism and modern changes within it, with special reference to East Africa. Ph. D. (Thesis). University of Edinburgh.

Khakee, G. (1972). The Dasa Avatara of the Satpanthi Ismailis and Imam Shahis of Indo-Pakistan. Ph. D. (Thesis). Harvard University.

Nanji, A. (1972). The Nizari Ismaili Traditions in Hind and Sind. Ph. D. (Thesis). McGill University.

Asani, A. S. (1977). The Isma‘ili Ginan Literature: Its Structure and Love Symbolism. B.A. Honors (Thesis). Harvard College.

Asani, A. S. (1984). The Bujh Niranjan: A Critical Edition of a Mystical Poem in Medieval Hindustani with its Khojki and Gujarati Recensions. Ph. D. (Dissertation). Harvard University.

Jamani, H. M. (1985). Brahm Prakash: A Translation and Analysis. M.A. (Thesis). McGill University.

Rattansi, D. (1987). Islamization and the Khojah Isma’ili community in Pakistan. Ph. D. Thesis. McGill University.

Kassam, T. R. (1992). Songs of wisdom and circles of dance: An Anthology of Hymns by the Satpanth Isma’ili Saint, Pir Shams. Ph. D. (Thesis). McGill University.

Mandani, Y. D. (1992). Kalki Avatara in Arati Moti—A Ginan by Pir Sadardin. B.A. Thesis (Unpublished). Stockholm University. [Download]

Virani, S. N. (1995). The Voice of Truth: Life and Works of Sayyid Nur Muhammad Shah, a 15th/16th Century Isma‘ili Mystic. M.A. (Thesis). McGill University.

Mandani, Y. D. (1996). The Supreme Reality—A Comparative Perspective in the Nizāri Ismaili Gināns and in the Sayings of Kabir. M.A. Thesis (Unpublished). Stockholm University. [Download]

Tejani, A. (2000). The Devotional Literature of the Nizari Ismailis of the Indian Subcontinent and its Evolving Role within the Community. M.A. Thesis. University of London.

Aziz, A. A. (2001). Miracles and Gnosis: Pir Satgur Noor and Ginans of Ismaili Satpanth. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Senior University International, Georgetown, United States.

Gillani, K. N. (2005). Ginan: A Musical Heritage of Ismaili Muslims from India and Pakistan. M.A. (Thesis). University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Mawani, S. (2006). The Construction of Identities Amongst Young Adult Nizari Ismailis in Toronto and Mumbai. Ph.D. University of London, London.

Purohit, T. (2007). Formations and Genealogies of Ismaili Sectarianism in Nineteenth Century India. Ph. D. (Dissertation). Columbia University.

Barnsley, C. (2011). Cosmo-Eschatalogical Ginans as “Boundary Maintenance”. Ph. D. (Dissertation). Indiana University.

Gillani, K. N. (2012). Sound and Recitation of Khoja Ismaili Ginans: Tradition and Transformation. Ph.D. University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Momin, W. A. (2016). The Formation of the Satpanth Ismaili Tradition in South Asia (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Chicago, Chicago, United States.