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Aga Khan Library Bulletin – 26.1 – July 2024

Highlights from the Aga Khan Library Collections – Ottoman Collections (V)

Muhazarat (محاضرات) by Fatma Aliye Reviewed by Seda Karamanli In 2009, the Turkish 50 Lira note became the centre of a heated debate, symbolising the ongoing tension between Turkey’s secular and conservative camps. The catalyst for this dispute was the decision to feature Fatma Aliye (Topuz) (1882-1936) on the note’s reverse side. So, who was Fatma Aliye then, and what was the basis for such… Continue reading Highlights from the Aga Khan Library Collections – Ottoman Collections (V)

Aga Khan Library Bulletin – 25.1 – June 2024

Aga Khan Library Bulletin – 24.1 – May 2024

Aga Khan Library Bulletin – 23.1 – April 2024

Highlights from the Aga Khan Library Collections – Ottoman Collections (IV)

Muhayyelât-ı Aziz Efendi (مخيلات عزيزافندى) by Ali Aziz Efendi Introduced by Seda Karamanli Hidden within the notable Ottoman collection of the Aga Khan Library lies a gem of literature: Muhayyelât-i Aziz Efendi (Aziz Efendi’s Imaginations). Ali Aziz Efendi, born in 1749, was the son of Tahmisci Mehmet Efendi, the treasurer of Ottoman Crete. He rose to prominence after… Continue reading Highlights from the Aga Khan Library Collections – Ottoman Collections (IV)

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Aga Khan Library Bulletin – 22.1 – March 2024

Aga Khan Library Bulletin – 21.1 – February 2024

Aga Khan Library at the Cairo International Book Fair 2024

Held annually at the Cairo International Exhibition Centre, from January 24th to February 6th, the Cairo International Book Fair stands as one of the largest fairs of its kind. For about two weeks, the Cairo International Book Fair serves as a hub for publishers, book distributors, authors, intellectuals, and book enthusiasts from the Middle East… Continue reading Aga Khan Library at the Cairo International Book Fair 2024