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Popularly known as  'The Taj Mahal' of Mumbai, Hasnabad Mausoleum is part of the Heritage walk organised by the Communications team of the National Council for India.

With the arrival of our 46th Imam Hasanali Shah in India in the mid nineteenth century from Iran, there was a turning point in Ismaili history. The Imamat base shifted from Iran to India, and remained here till our 48th Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah shifted base to Europe in the early 20th Century. Various structures and monuments were established and maintained during this period in India. ’The Heritage walk’, one of the programs by the Communications team of the National Council for India aims to make our community and particularly the youth aware of the importance of our cultural and historical heritage and inculcate a sense of pride and appreciation of our historic cultural heritage. It also aims to help the community develop a harmonious relationship with our historical past. In pursuit of this objective, the Communications team has been regularly conducting walks in three historic areas of Darkhana, Agahall and Hasanabad in Mumbai since June 2017.


Town Jamatkhana, Nairobi
The official announcement of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Kenya, saw the entire jurisdiction Jamat overcome with jubilation. At the invitation of the Government of Kenya, Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Nairobi from 12 to 15 April 2018, during which time he is expected to grace the Jamat with a Diamond Jubilee Darbar.


In the third conversation of the series at the interface of “Citizenship, Identity & Religion” which was moderated by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, architect Farouk Noormohamed engaged with the conception of art as a cultural implication. Showcasing the importance of both modern and traditional art, Farouk explained that within architecture, “heritage is translated into a built form taking into consideration several components including utility, context and time.”

Peter Dauvergne and Amyn Sajoo onstage in conversation.

Professor Dauvergne, political scientist and distinguished author of “Environmentalism of the Rich”, discussed how environmentalism has played a particularly significant role in the modern realm – shedding light on the dire effects of microplastics and corporate consumption.

Participants of World Speech Day 2018 at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

Seven young and vibrant speakers gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby on March 15 for World Speech Day, a day to celebrate speeches and speech making through live speaking events across the world.