Ismaili Studies represents one of the most recent fields of Islamic Studies. Much new research has taken place in this field as a result of the recovery of a large number of Ismaili texts. Ismaili Literature contains a complete listing of the sources and secondary studies, including theses, written by Ismailis or about them in all major Islamic and European languages. It also contains chapters surveying Ismaili history and developments in modern Ismaili Studies.
Farhad Daftary is Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at The Institute of Ismaili Studies. A scholar of Ismaili Studies, he is the author of several acclaimed books and numerous shorter studies in this field of Islamic studies. His publications include The Ismailis: their History and Doctrines (1990), The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis (1994), and A Short History of the Ismailis (1998).