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The reading guides available here on select IIS publications are meant to make these more accessible to the readers. Each reading guide features a brief introduction to the book together with a set of guiding questions and selected extracts to facilitate a thoughtful reading of the book.

Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis

Farhad Daftary’s The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma‘ilis, seeks to deconstruct the fabricated stories about the Nizari Isma‘ilis as hashish smoking killers, obedient to their leader, the “old man of the mountain”.

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Front cover of the book 'The Assassin Legends' by Dr. Farhad Daftary