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The `Das Avatara' of Satpanthi Ismailis and Imam Shahis of Indo-Pakistan.

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Publication Type  Thesis
Year of Publication  1972
Authors  Khakee, Gulshan.
University  Harvard University
Key Words  English; Bibliography
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The entire Thesis can now be downloaded - see links below the text. The first part contains the 60 pages introduction to the work, a must read.

This thesis contains a transliteration and a translation of the Das Avatara of Imam Shah ; Dr Gulshan Khakee died of cancer in Bombay at the age of 58, Saturday January 12, 2002. She graduated in teacher training in Nairobi where she taught at the AK Girl School and at the Kenya High School. She did her M.A. at Trinity College in Dublin - Ireland and her PhD. at Harvard in 1972.

Gulshan Khakee should be credited for collecting the manuscripts and books now in the Khojki collection of Harvard (catalogued by Ali Asani) While on a research tour in 1988, the Kaka of Pirana told us that he remembered when she came to visit Pirana and they gave her themanuscript of Das Avatar she had taken to Harvard.

She was among the pioniers of Ginanic research and some of her works are listed here. ; DETAILS: "The `Das Avatara' of Satpanthi Ismailis and Imam Shahis of Indo-Pakistan." Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 1972. [Contains a transliteration and translation of the Das Avatara of Imam Shah from a manuscript dated 1736AD.] She offered a copy of her Thesis to The Heritage Society on 20th January 1991. She was one of our lecturesr at the SOS Khojki Conference organized in Toronto by the Ismaili Heritage Society now on www.ismaili.net.

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The `Das Avatara' of Satpanthi Ismailis and Imam Shahis of Indo-Pakistan.

The full text of Gulshan Khakhee's thesis is attached to the bibliography link.

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