art and rare books relating to India, Central Asia and the Islamic world

Who we are

Indoislamica is a group of experts in art and rare books relating to India, Central Asia and the Arabic world.

Business philosophy

As dealers in rare books and works on paper, Indoislamica has established a close working relationship with highly-skilled craftsmen, including paper conservators and binders. We believe in minimum and harmonious intervention, consistent with retaining as much of the original material as possible. Thus we ensure the highest quality results for private collectors and institutions, with our emphasis always being on excellence rather than price.

How we can help

· With our global network of contacts, we are in an exceptional position to source rare material.

· We are happy to advise on and organise conservation work.

· We welcome dialogue with existing and potential clients and will readily supply images.

· We offer our advice and expertise to collectors.

Philosophy of Education

We encourage understanding and appreciation of the cultural heritage of India, Central Asia and the Middle East. By engaging in cultural events and promoting academic discussion, we aim to build an international community of enthusiasts dedicated to culture, knowledge and art.

See our links for other relevant academic resources, including academic libraries and institutions, international foundations and communities - building awareness of India, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Our team

Shahid Hosain is a former ambassador and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Group at UNESCO’s Executive Board. He was also a Member of the Governing Board of IRCICA (Organisation of the Islamic Conference Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture) based in Istanbul.

Yasmin Hosain has been an academic, translator and broadcaster and was also an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge.

Simon Brandenburger was formerly Head of Bonhams Book Department and subsequently ran the long-established print dealer Sanders of Oxford.

Christopher Sisserian studied history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), specialising in the Middle East. Currently a graduate student of international politics, with particular reference to the Middle East.