Farhad Daftary

Farhad Daftary (Persian: فرهاد دفترى‎) (born 1938)[1] is co-director and head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.[2]

Daftary received his Ph.D. in 1971[3] from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a consulting editor of the Encyclopædia Iranica, co-editor (with W. Madelung) of the Encyclopædia Iranica, and the general editor of the Ismaili Heritage Series and the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series.[4]

Selected worksEdit

Books authored
  • Daftary, Farhad (1992), The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-42974-0
  • Daftary, Farhad (1994), The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismaʻilis, I.B. Tauris, ISBN 978-1-85043-705-5
  • Daftary, Farhad (1998), A short history of the Ismailis, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-0687-0
  • Daftary, Farhad (2004), Ismaili literature, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 978-1-85043-439-9
  • Daftary, Farhad (2005), Ismailis in medieval Muslim societies, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 978-1-84511-091-8
  • Daftary, Farhad; Hirji, Zulfikar (2008), The Ismailis: An Illustrated History, Azimuth Editions, ISBN 978-1-898592-26-6
  • Daftary, Farhad (2020), The Ismaili Imams: A Biographical History, Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN 9780755617982
Books edited