Bashir Damji – The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari communities of East Africa: from newcomers to flag bearers

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Bashir Damji The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari communities of East Africa: from newcomers to flag bearers The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari community is a breakaway faction of the Khoja Shi‘a Isma‘ili community. …

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Tahir Kamran – Sufi Shrines, electoral politics and sectarian violence in Punjab: a case study of the dargah of Sial Sharif

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Tahir Kamran Sufi Shrines, electoral politics and sectarian violence in Punjab: a case study of the dargah of Sial Sharif Sectarianism has pervaded deep in the south-eastern Punjab, which was proverbially known …