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
Season's Greetings 2018

The Ecole française d'Extrême Orient (French School of Asian Studies) wishes you a Happy New Year

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New publication
14 December 2017
Arts Asiatiques 72 (2017)

International Workshop on Chinese Local History and Local Society, 14th and 15th December
Paris, France,

Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15, Michela Bussotti (EFEO) and Joseph McDermott (University of Cambridge) organize an international workshop on the study of society and local history that finalize the project FOES (Families, Organizations and Economies: inside and beyond local history in China, XV-XX century - projet exploratoire PSL) thanks to the support of PSL, EFEO and CECMC (UMR CCJ).

Programme (PDF)

Maison de l'Asie, 1st floor Salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris

Contact: Michela Bussotti
New publication
06 December 2017
Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 25 (2016)

Daoist Lives, Community and Place

Release of the photographic collection of Pierre Pichard

999 photographs by the architect Pierre Pichard, former member of the EFEO, are now on line on the photo library website. These pictures were taken between 1987 and 2004 during missions in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand and South Korea.