The Pune Centre, India

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
Deccan College
Pune 411006, India
Tel.: + 91 20 669 39 04

The EFEO Center in Pune, Maharashtra, the great university city of western India known under the British as Poona, was set up in 1964. The establishment of the EFEO on the campus of Deccan College, a distinguished teaching and research institution well-known for its rich library resources, was formalized under an agreement between the two institutions signed in 1997.

At the outset the aim of the Center was primarily to further studies on modern Indo-Aryan languages and literature. Since the early 1990's the Center has also hosted research in several areas.

Current research program:

  • Sanskrit treatises on logic and exegesis
  • Contemporary religions
  • The Maratha language
  • Indian treatises on mathematics

Work has also been carried out on the application of new technologies to philology, especially the adaptation of computer Internet languages (html, xml, xsl, etc.) to Sanskrit and other Indian languages.

The Center also houses a collection of Marathi literature and basic reference works for Indian studies. Visiting scholars including fellowship holders and doctoral candidates also have access to the library resources of Deccan College.

News from the Pondicherry centre
Reading the Old Malaiyāḷam commentary on the Arthaśāstra
18 MARCH 18 As part of the work of
preparing a volume for the NETamil project, S.A.S. Sarma and Erin McCann are reading together the medieval commentary in Old Malaiyāḷam on the  ... Read more
Visit of Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz
14 MARCH 18 Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, has passed a month at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO working with R. Sathyanarayanan on their  ... Read more
12 MARCH 18 On the occasion of the visit of the Belgian group Duo Laterna Magica, a concert entitled “Birdsong” will take place at 18:30 in the library of the EFEO, 19, rue  ... Read more
Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 13th November Ryosuke Furui (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo) is speaking on "Changing Structure of Political Powers in South Asia: Bengal from the Fifth to the Thirteenth Century"

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Symposium ''Gestion des eaux d'Angkor: Bilan des études et perspectives''

On Friday 10th November the Association des Amis d'Angkor (AAA) organized the symposium Gestion des eaux d'Angkor: Bilan des études et perspectives
Maric Beaufeïst speaks on" The restoration of western Mébon and the utilisation of new technologies"

"SETEC" Auditorium, building Central Seine, 46, quai de la Rapée, 75012 Paris
Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 6th November Yoon Hyong-jin (Asiatic Research Institue, Korea University) is speaking on "Community Organizations in the Colonial East Asia and its legacy: Focused on 'Baojia'".

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2018

The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 15th of October 2017
New publication

The fourth volume of the Epigraphy and Oral Sources of Peking Temple - A Social History of an Empire Capital programme carried out by the EFEO with the support of the École Pratique des Hautes Études and Peking Normal University is published.

Marianne Bujard (吕敏), éd., Ju Xi, Guan Xiaojing 關笑晶, Wang Minqing 王敏慶, Lei Yang 雷陽, Beijing neicheng simiao beike zhi 北京内城寺廟碑刻志 (Temples et stèles de Pékin), vol. 4, 2 t., 916 p., Péking, Guojia tushuguan 國家圖書館出版社 (National Library), 2017. READ MORE