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The Beginnings of Ismaili Dawa in Northern India

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  1956
Authors  Hamdani, Abbas.
Place  Cairo
Key Words  English; Bibliography

DETAILS: The Beginnings of Ismaili Dawa in Northern India. Cairo, 1956.

The Beginnings of Ismaili Dawa in Northern India


This is an attempt by the author in 1954 to explain how Ismaili Dawa started in India. Very early during the Fatimids, Ismaili Dawa had reached all parts of India. Balouchistan was Ismaili. In Hind and Sind, there was also strong Ismaili Influence as well as in Multan. The Sumra Dynasty reign lasted 350 years. Sumras were practising Fatimid Ismailism. They helped later in the Dawa carried by Pir Satgur Nur and Pir Sadardin. Overall, an extremely important work, though only few pages, a must read.

16 pages of reading divided in 2 files. It will take less than 10 minutes per file to become familiar with such an important subject :-)

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Other link on the subject (The Rise of the Sumra dynasty in Sind) :

complete-article-ismaili-dawa-in-india-finale-part1.pdf1.57 MB
complete-article-ismaili-dawa-in-india-finale-part2.pdf1.3 MB

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