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Head: Dominic Goodall

École française d'Extrême-Orient
16-19 rue Dumas
605 001 Pondicherry, India

Tel: +91 413 233 45 39
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PRESENTATION
LIBRARY
Concert by “Laterna Magica”
29 APRIL 17
Lecture by Priya Ange
26 APRIL 17
Kinship-bonds and Nation-building : the case of the French flag ring of the "Franco-Pondicherrians"A lecture in English at the Centre's library at 4 pm on Wednesday, April 26, by  ...
Reading the Ratnatrayaparīkṣā: S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, Bhadresh Jason Schwartz, R. Sathyanarayanan, Hugo David, Akane Saito
Reading the Ratnatrayaparīkṣā: S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, Bhadresh Jason Schwartz, R. Sathyanarayanan, Hugo David, Akane Saito
Śaiva Reading Sessions
03 MARCH 17
Among the visitors who have been participating from time to time in the daily Śaiva reading sessions, as well as in other reading groups,  during the first months of 2017  ...
Farewell to Salette Marie
01 MARCH 17
With a heavy heart, Salette Marie decided to take early retirement on 1st March, for health reasons. She personally invited everyone to tea on 28th February to celebrate the many  ...
S.A.S. Sarma speaks to students and staff of the Trivandrum Sanskrit College
S.A.S. Sarma speaks to students and staff of the Trivandrum Sanskrit College
“Walking with a Scholar”: visit of Trivandrum Sanskrit College
13 FEBRUARY 17
As part of the "Walking with a Scholar" project sponsored by the Government of Kerala, a large group of students and teachers from the Trivandrum Government Sanskrit College  ...
Vedic recitation at the inauguration
Vedic recitation at the inauguration
Second Part of 6th NETamil Workshop on “Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas – Vaiṣṇava Regional and Vernacular Voices”
03 FEBRUARY 17
The second part of the sixth NETamil Workshop on “Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas – Vaiṣṇava Regional and Vernacular Voices”, held on 2nd and 3rd February  ...
First Part of 6th NETamil Workshop on “Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas – Vaiṣṇava Regional and Vernacular Voices”
01 FEBRUARY 17
The sixth NETamil Workshop on “Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas – Vaiṣṇava Regional and Vernacular Voices” organised at the Centre from 31st January to 3rd  ...
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma guiding a reading session
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma guiding a reading session
International Workshop on Tantric Studies in Manipal
27 JANUARY 17
Four people from the Centre attended the International Workshop on Tantric Studies organised by Mrinal Kaul at the Centre for Religious Studies, University of Manipal from 23rd  ...
R. Sathyanarayanan in Tokyo
02 DECEMBER 16
R. Sathyanarayanan visited Tsukuba University, Tokyo, Japan as a visiting professor from 19th to 28th of November 2016 to instruct Japanese students in transcribing the  ...
The EFEO celebrates Sarasvatī
18 OCTOBER 16
The yearly festivities in honour of Sarasvatī, the Hindu goddess of eloquence and learning, were held in the Pondicherry centre on Friday 7 october. The ceremony of worship  ...
Vishal Sharma in Pondicherry
30 SEPTEMBER 16
Vishal Sharma, a DPhil stu­dent at the Uni­versity of Ox­ford (Depart­ment
of Oriental Studies), stayed in Pondi­cherry from July till  ...
Workshop on Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya
19 AUGUST 16
A workshop on Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya, one of the fundamental treatises of
traditional Sanskrit grammar, is taking place in the Pondicherry Centre from
the  ...
Visit of Anshel Cohen
25 JULY 16
Anshel Cohen, a student of Religion at the University of Cambridge (UK), stayed in the Pondicherry Centre for two weeks, between the 11th and 25th July. During his stint in India,  ...
New publication in the “Early Tantra Series”
28 MARCH 16
Tantric Studies. Fruits of a Franco-German project on Early Tantra.Edited by Dominic Goodall and Harunaga Isaacson, Collection Indologie n°131; Early Tantra Series  ...
A caturmukha-liṅga outside the Bhuvaneśvarī shrine Deopatan, Kathmandu
A caturmukha-liṅga outside the Bhuvaneśvarī shrine Deopatan, Kathmandu
Lecture by Nina Mirnig on the Śivadharmaśāstra
24 MARCH 16
Dr. Nina Mirnig, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, who is currently visiting the Pondicherry Centre and joining the daily Śaiva reading sessions, will be giving a lecture at  ...
Visit of Anna Kavaleuskaya
23 MARCH 16
Anna Kavaleuskaya, an M.A. student at the University of Hamburg, is currently in Pondicherry with a three-month EFEO scholarship in order to participate in daily   ...
Devaki Sabkota says her farewells
Devaki Sabkota says her farewells
Departure of Nirajan Kafle and Devaki Sabkota
07 MARCH 16
Nirajan Kafle and Devaki Sabkota, who have been active participants in the intellectual life of the Centre over the past year, left today for the Netherlands. Both have made  ...
Recipients of bursaries from the Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur
02 MARCH 16
As part of the NETamil project, the first recipients of bursaries at the Central
University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvārūr, came to study with the Tamil-specialists of the Centre  ...
Lecture by Kunthea Chhom
26 FEBRUARY 16
Kunthea CHHOM, doctoral student at the École pratique des hautes études and head of the Preah Norodom Sihanouk Angkor Museum, will give a lecture entitled  ...
Lecture by Marie-Hélène Gorisse
17 FEBRUARY 16
Dr. Marie-Hélène Gorisse (Ghent University, SOAS University of London) gave a lecture entitled « The Jaina theory of ‘tarka': a contribution to  ...
Emmanuel Francis, Babu (N. Ramaswamy), V. Vijayavenugopal and the priest at the Vaiṣṇava temple at Eṇṇāyiram
Emmanuel Francis, Babu (N. Ramaswamy), V. Vijayavenugopal and the priest at the Vaiṣṇava temple at Eṇṇāyiram
Field-trip to Eṇṇāyiram
16 FEBRUARY 16
As part of the NETamil project, Emmanuel Francis (CNRS) made a field-trip to Eṇṇāyiram to identify the famous inscription that speaks of the arrangements that were put in  ...
S.A.S. Sarma and Hugo David addressing the students of Thripunithura Sanskrit College
S.A.S. Sarma and Hugo David addressing the students of Thripunithura Sanskrit College
Visit of Thripunithura Sanskrit College
15 FEBRUARY 16
A group of teachers and students from the Government Sanskrit College in
Thripunithura, Kerala, came to visit the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry as part of a motivational  ...
Participants at the Workshop in the garden of 19, Dumas Street
Participants at the Workshop in the garden of 19, Dumas Street
Conclusion of the 5th NETamil Workshop on Multilingualism in the South
12 FEBRUARY 16
Launch of S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma's book at Shringeri
07 FEBRUARY 16
The latest book of S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma was launched on 7th February at the Srimath in Shringeri by Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Teertha Mahaswamiji and Sri Sri Vidhushekhara  ...
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma expounding a grammar of Telugu written in Sanskrit at the 5th NETamil workshop
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma expounding a grammar of Telugu written in Sanskrit at the 5th NETamil workshop
NETamil Workshop on "Aspects of Multilingualism in South India"
05 FEBRUARY 16
The 5th Workshop of the European project NETamil, led by Eva Wilden, has been organised at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from 2nd to 12th February 2016.  ...
Hugo David, Dominic Goodall, and Valérie Gillet
Hugo David, Dominic Goodall, and Valérie Gillet
Changes at the Centre
01 FEBRUARY 16
There have been a number of changes in the staff at the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry in the last few months. François Grimal, who has been in Pondicherry for several decades,  ...
K.S. Bindiya, R. Sathyanarayanan and Giovanni Ciotti
K.S. Bindiya, R. Sathyanarayanan and Giovanni Ciotti
Visit of K.S. Bindiya
28 JANUARY 16
Bindiya K. S., Assistant Professor, Department of Sanskrit Vyakarana, Govt. Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram, was selected for an internship of FLAIR  (Fostering  ...
R. Sathyanarayanan, Mekhola Gomes and Nirajan Kafle study a Kadamba inscription.
R. Sathyanarayanan, Mekhola Gomes and Nirajan Kafle study a Kadamba inscription.
Visit of Mekhola Gomes
06 JANUARY 16
Mekhola Gomes, doctoral student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and scholar of the EFEO, is visiting the Pondicherry Centre for 3 months to pursue her studies for her  ...
Detail of a manuscript of the Raghupañcikā in Śāradā script.
Detail of a manuscript of the Raghupañcikā in Śāradā script.
Raghuvaṃśa readings
04 JANUARY 16
Csaba Kiss and Csaba Dezső (both of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and both also participating in the British Museum's ERC project "Beyond  ...
Ravi (G. Ravindran)
Ravi (G. Ravindran)
In memoriam G. Ravindran (1960–2015).
25 DECEMBER 15
Photographer at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from 3rd May 1979 until today, in recent years, Ravi has digitised countless palm-leaves in South Indian archives for  ...
From left to right, Nirajan Kafle, Andrey Klebanov, Jason Birch, Vishwanath Gupta and Melinda Fodor
From left to right, Nirajan Kafle, Andrey Klebanov, Jason Birch, Vishwanath Gupta and Melinda Fodor
Visits of Andrey Klebanov, Jason Birch and Melinda Fodor
02 DECEMBER 15
Andrey Klebanov, a doctoral student of the University of Hamburg studying the transmission of commentaries on the Kirātārjunīya, and Melinda Fodor, doctoral student at the  ...
Floods in Pondicherry
22 NOVEMBER 15
Visit of Professor Rama Nath Sharma
13 NOVEMBER 15
Professor Rama Nath Sharma of the University of Hawaii, the author of a complete translation of Pāṇini's Aṣṭādhyāyī, visitied the EFEO on the occasion of his stay in  ...
Babu (N. Ramaswamy) showing maps and drawings to Mr. Bruno Racine.
Babu (N. Ramaswamy) showing maps and drawings to Mr. Bruno Racine.
Visit of Mr. Bruno Racine, director of the National Library of France
30 OCTOBER 15
Mr Bruno Racine, director of the National Library of France (BnF), with his wife, and accompanied by Mrs Isabelle Nyffenegger, director of international relations at the BnF,  ...
Nirajan Kafle, Deviprasad Mishra, Sambandhaśivācārya
Nirajan Kafle, Deviprasad Mishra, Sambandhaśivācārya
Reading the Śambhupuṣpāñjali
29 OCTOBER 15
Daily reading sessions of the Śambhupuṣpāñjali, an unpublished seventeenth-century manual of Śaiva ritual, are continuing this month at the EFEO. A draft of a  ...
Nirajan Kafle in front of the examining body in Leiden
Nirajan Kafle in front of the examining body in Leiden
Doctoral defence of Nirajan Kafle in Leiden
15 OCTOBER 15
Nirajan Kafle, who worked in the Franco-German ANR-DFG-funded "Early Tantra" Project in the Pondicherry Centre between 2007 and 2011, and who has returned in 2015 to help with  ...
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (left) adressing the learned assembly in Shringeri: Bhāratītīrtha-mahāsvāmi, Vidhuśekhara-Bhāratīsvāmi, Maṇidrāviḍa-śāstrigaḷ, Nāgarājabhaṭṭa, etc.
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (left) adressing the learned assembly in Shringeri: Bhāratītīrtha-mahāsvāmi, Vidhuśekhara-Bhāratīsvāmi, Maṇidrāviḍa-śāstrigaḷ, Nāgarājabhaṭṭa, etc.
Anjaneya Sarma at Shringeri
29 SEPTEMBER 15
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma participated in the Mahāgaṇapati-Vākyārthasadas at Shringeri in September of this year. He spoke before the assembly about a point of Sanskrit  ...
Early Tantra Series
25 SEPTEMBER 15
With this mini-series, launched this year within the `Collection Indologie', we are releasing some of the fruits of a Franco-German project funded from 2008 to 2011 by the Agence  ...
The processional floats arriving on the promenade
The processional floats arriving on the promenade
After the festival of Gaṇeśa
21 SEPTEMBER 15
After the festival of Vināyakacaturthī, the temporary statues of Gaṇeśa were lowered into the sea behind the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry this year.
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma helping to edit the videos of his classes
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma helping to edit the videos of his classes
Digital Sanskrit Courses
27 AUGUST 15
Dr. S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma has produced a number of digital classes of Sanskrit grammar for the initiative "EPG pāṭhaśālā" (Electronic Post-Graduate College).
At the Skanda temple at Kaṉṉaṉūr
At the Skanda temple at Kaṉṉaṉūr
The Archaeology of Bhakti III — The Minor Dynasties
14 AUGUST 15
After ten days visiting sites around Pudukkottai, the last session of the international workshop "The Archaeology of Bhakti III — The Minor Dynasties” takes place  ...
Further Prakrit readings
23 JULY 15
A number of summer visitors have joined the afternoon Prakrit readings, including Christopher Fleming, Phoebe Hunt and Olivia Porter, all from Oxford.
Eva Wilden receives the "Kural Peedam" in Delhi
14 MAY 15
Eva Wilden is in Delhi to receive from the President of India the  “Kural Peedam” award, for her work on Classical Tamil in 2011–2012.
Reading the Rasagaṅgādhara
Reading the Rasagaṅgādhara
Visit of Tim Cahill
04 MAY 15
Dr. Tim Cahill, Associate Professor at Loyola University New Orleans (USA), came to Pondicherry for four months (February to May 2015) as part of his tour of southern India. Tim  ...
Dominic Goodall, Melinda Fodor, Ben Williams, Devaki Sabkota, Nirajan Kafle
Dominic Goodall, Melinda Fodor, Ben Williams, Devaki Sabkota, Nirajan Kafle
Reading Prakrit
01 MAY 15
On the occasion of the visit of Melinda Fodor, doctoral student at the École pratique des hautes études, several people joined the reading sessions of the  ...
Visit of Professor Kei Kataoka
24 MARCH 15
Kei Kataoka, Associate Professor of Indian Philosophy, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan), left the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO on 24th March 2015 after spending two weeks  ...
Visit of Victor Davella
02 MARCH 15
Victor Davella, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg (Project NETamil), left the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO on 2nd March 2015 after spending  ...
3rd NETamil Workshop – COMMENTARY IDIOMS
16 FEBRUARY 15
During the first two weeks of February the Third NETamil Workshop on Commentary idioms was conducted in the centre of the EFEO in Pondicherry. Reading sessions were guided by each  ...
Visit of Emma Stein
15 JANUARY 15
Emma Stein, PhD Candidate for the History of Art at Yale University  arrived in January with a AIIS scholarship for a year to pursue her research on “Kanchipuram as  ...
Visit of Michael Gollner
14 JANUARY 15
Michael Gollner (McGill University, Canada) received a three-month scholarship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and arrived in Pondicherry in January to pursue  ...
Visit of Virginie Olivier
12 JANUARY 15
Virginie Olivier, doctoral student at the University of Paris IV and scholar of the EFEO, arrived on 12th January 2015 to spend 6 months at the Centre to continue her research on the  ...
NETamil workshop in Hamburg
29 SEPTEMBER 14
G. Vijayavenugopal, T. Rajeswari, S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, R. Sathyanarayanan, T. Rajarethinam and M. Prabhakaran went to Hamburg to participate in the second workshop of the  ...
Teaching of S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma in Hamburg
12 SEPTEMBER 14
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma was invited to visit the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, University of Hamburg, from 12 to 28 September 2014 to teach an intensive course on  ...
Lecture by Victor Davella, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg (Project NETamil)
30 AUGUST 14
Victor Davella, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg (Project NETamil), gave a lecture on "Theories of Case in Sanskrit and Tamil Grammars" on 30th  ...
Lecture by Dr. A. Kamatchi, CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University
26 AUGUST 14
Dr. A. Kamatchi, CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University, gave a lecture on "The Corpus on AinkuRunuuRu" on 26th August 2014 within the framework of the 12th Classical Tamil  ...
Lecture by Hephzibah Israel, Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Edinburgh
21 AUGUST 14
Hephzibah Israel, Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Edinburgh, gave a lecture on "Competing Genres of the Sacred in Colonial South India: ‘Poetic  ...
Lecture by Emma Natalya Stein (Doctoral student of History of Art at Yale University)
19 AUGUST 14
Emma Natalya Stein, Doctoral student of History of Art at Yale University, gave a lecture on "All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, ca. 8th -  ...
Lecture by Andrey Klebanov (Doctoral student of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg)
14 AUGUST 14
Andrey Klebanov, Doctoral student of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg, gave a lecture on "The commentaries on kāvya: texts composed while  ...
Lecture by Suganya Anandakichenin (Doctoral student at the University of Hamburg)
07 AUGUST 14
Suganya Anandakichenin, Doctoral student at the University of Hamburg, gave a lecture on "Kulacēkara Āḻvār: The King who Would Be a Step" on 7th August 2014 within the  ...
Visit of Hephzibah Israel (University of Edinburgh)
04 AUGUST 14
Hephzibah Israel (University of Edinburgh) received the BASAS-ECAF Fellowship 2014 to spend 8 weeks at the Pondicherry EFEO Centre to pursue her research on pre-colonial  ...
Lecture by R. Sathyanarayanan (EFEO, Pondichéry Centre)
31 JULY 14
R. Sathyanarayanan has been invited to present a paper entitled "Ānandaraṅga pillai as described in the Ānandaraṅga Campū" at the one day symposium on Ānandaraṅga  ...
Visit of Victor Raimond (Master's student in History and Religious Studies in the University of Strasbourg)
07 JULY 14
Victor Raimond (Master's student in History and Religious Studies in the University of Strasbourg) received a scholarship from the EFEO to spend two months at the Pondicherry  ...
Lecture by S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) at the University of Sanskrit, Kalady
03 JULY 14
S.A.S Sarma went to Kalady, Kerala, on 3rd July 2014 to give a memorial lecture on Panditar E.V. Raman Namboothiri, a scholar of versatility, at the Kalady Centre for Sanskrit and  ...
Visit of Hugo David (University of Cambridge) and Vincenzo Vergiani (University of Cambridge)
01 JULY 14
Hugo David and Vincenzo Vergiani (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) will stay at the Pondicherry Centre between the 1st July and the 5th August 2014. Together with S.L.P.  ...
R. Sathyanarayanan goes to University of Kerala, Trivandrum
24 JUNE 14
R. Sathyanarayanan was invited as a resource person to give classes on the reading of manuscripts at the Workshop on Indological Research Traditions and Innovations at the  ...
Recruitment of B. Thilakasivasundaran
16 JUNE 14
B. THILAKASIVASUNDARAN joined the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO as an informatician within the framework of the NETamil Project - Going from Hand to Hand - Networks of  ...
T. Rajarethinam (EFEO/NETamil shcolar) published The Social Service and Management Principles of Perunthalaivar Kamaraj
16 JUNE 14
T. Rajarethinam (EFEO/NETamil shcolar) published a book entitled The Social Service and Management Principles of Perunthalaivar Kamaraj, International Institute of Tamil  ...
Publication of an article by S.A.S. Sarma
16 JUNE 14
SARMA, S.A.S., (2014), « The infant Krsna in the Guruvayur Temple with particular reference to the Narayaniya of Narayanabhatta », in The Archaeology of Bhakti I:  ...
Publication of an article by G. Vijayavenugopal
16 JUNE 14
VIJAYAVENUGOPAL, G., (2014), « From Ancient Poetics to Applied Poetics: continuance and change in Tamil Bhakti Poetry (With special reference ot Nammalvar akam poems)  ...
Publication of an article by S.A.S. Sarma
11 JUNE 14
SARMA, S.A.S., (2014), « Biography and Bibliography of Pandit R. Varadadesikan », in Mapping the Chronology of Bhakti: Milestones, Stepping Stones, and  ...
Visit of Maria Piera Candotti, Assistant Professor at University of Lausanne (UNIL)
05 JUNE 14
Maria Piera Candotti, Assistant Professor in Sanskrit at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and member of the ANR project "Panini and Paninians of the 16th and 17th centuries"  ...
Lecture by S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma in Secunderabad
07 MAY 14
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma participated in the Sri sringeri saradaapitha saparikaraadvaitavedaantasabhaa organised by the Sri sankaragurukula vedapathasala in Secunderabad,  ...
Lecture by R. Sathyanarayanan (EFEO, Pondichéry Centre)
05 MAY 14
R. Sathyanarayanan presented a paper on Śaṅkarācārya's contribution towards the devotional literature during the Śaṅkarajayanti celebrations at the Department of  ...
Lecture by S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma in Kakinada
03 APRIL 14
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma participated in the Sri sringeri saradaapitha saparikaraadvaitavedaantasabhaa held in Kakinada, Ramaravupeta, from 3 to 5 April 2014 where he gave a  ...
Publication of an article by R. Sathyanarayanan
01 APRIL 14
SATHYANARAYANAN, R., (2014) « Changing Social Role of Praayascitta in Saiva Sources », Proceedings of the two day national seminar on "Samskrtam Samskrtih  ...
Lectures by S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) at the University of Sanskrit, Kalady
25 MARCH 14
S.A.S. Sarma participated in the "Basic Level Workshop on Manuscriptology and Paleography" from 10th to 30th March 2014 organised by the Sree Sankaracharya University of  ...
Lecture by M. Prabhakaran (EFEO/NETamil)
18 MARCH 14
M. Prabhakaran gave a lecture entitled « Counting of Letters in Nattinai with Special Reference to Tolkappiyam » at the Conference "The Grammar and Poetics of  ...
Lecture by T. Rajarethinam (EFEO/NETamil)
18 MARCH 14
T. Rajarethinam gave a lecture entitled « Citations from Sangam Literature in the Commentary of Akapporul Vilakkam » at the Conference "The Grammar and Poetics of  ...
Lecture by T. Rajeswari (EFEO, Pondicherry Centre)
18 MARCH 14
T. Rajeswari gave a lecture entitled « Textual variations given by Naccinarkkiniyar in his Kalittokai commentary » at the Conference "The Grammar and Poetics of  ...
Publication of SARMA, S. A. S., (EFEO) & NEELAKANDHAN, C.M., (2014), Dravyagunasatasloki of Trimallabhatta: A critical edition with introduction
07 MARCH 14
Publication of SARMA, S. A. S., & NEELAKANDHAN, C.M., (2014), Dravyagunasatasloki of Trimallabhatta: A critical edition with introduction, National Mission for  ...
Recruitment of T. Rajarethinam
03 MARCH 14
T. RAJARETHINAM joined the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO as a Researcher within the framework of the NETamil Project - Going from Hand to Hand - Networks of Intellectual Exchange  ...
Recruitment of M. Prabhakaran
03 MARCH 14
M. PRABHAKARAN joined the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO as a Researcher within the framework of the NETamil Project - Going from Hand to Hand - Networks of Intellectual Exchange  ...
Launch of the european project NETamil
03 MARCH 14
In March 2014 a new project in the domain of Classical Tamil will be launched in the Pondicherry centre of the EFEO under the acronym of NETamil, the full title being "Going from Hand  ...
Publication of Dhyānaratnāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya, Edited by R. Sathyanarayanan and S. A. S. Sarma (EFEO)
03 MARCH 14
Publication of Dhyānaratnāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya, Edited by R. Sathyanarayanan and S. A. S. Sarma, SSSRI Series No. 004, Srimath Srikanta Sivacharya Research  ...
Lecture by G. Vijayavenugopal at Tamil University
03 MARCH 14
G. Vijayavenugopal was invited to give the Inaugural Address at the Workshop on Inter-disciplinary approaches in Literature, History, Language and Culture, organised by the  ...
Endowment lecture by T. Rajarethinam (EFEO/NETamil)
27 FEBRUARY 14
T. Rajarethinam gave an endownment lecture on « Social work and personality of K.Kamaraj » at the International Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai, on 27 February  ...
Lecture by S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) at Palaghat
25 FEBRUARY 14
S.A.S. Sarma presented a paper on « Arthasastra and its modern perspective with special reference to elephantology » at the Seminar on Ancient Indian Sciences and  ...
Lecture by V. Venkataraja Sarma at the Kerala University
24 FEBRUARY 14
V. Venkataraja Sarma presented a paper entitled « Panini to Keralapanini » at the International Seminar on Grammatical Theories in Sanskrit and Malayalam from  ...
Lecture by Sylvain Brocquet (Université d'Aix-Marseille)
21 FEBRUARY 14
BROCQUET, Sylvain (Université d'Aix-Marseille), gave a lecture on « Poems with Multiple Meanings as a Trend in Sanskrit Kavya Literature. The Example of  ...
Lecture by T. Rajarethinam (EFEO/NETamil)
21 FEBRUARY 14
T. Rajarethinam gave a lecture on the « History of compilation of Patinen keezkanakku (post sangam literature) » at the Refresher course in Tamil organised at the  ...
Lecture by G. Vijayavenugopal at Pondicherry University
20 FEBRUARY 14
G. Vijayavenugopal presented a paper entitled « Meykkirtti and its significance » at the Workshop on Epigraphy organised by the Department of History,  ...
Lecture by G. Vijayavenugopal at Government Anna Arts and Science college, Cuddalore
19 FEBRUARY 14
G. Vijayavenugopal presented a paper on « Tolkappiyam Porulatikaram and modern Literary theories » at the Orientation Course for College Teachers organised by  ...
Visit of Anna A. Ślączka (Curator of South Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
17 FEBRUARY 14
From February 17 to March 5th, Dr. Anna A. Ślączka, Curator of South Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, was in Pondicherry to continue her study on the dating and  ...
Lecture by G. Vijayavenugopal at Pondicherry University
17 FEBRUARY 14
G. Vijayavenugopal was invited to give a lecture on « Compilation and publication of Tamil Inscriptions » at the Refresher Course for College and University  ...
Visit of Marzenna Czerniakdrozdzowicz (Jagiellonian University at Krakow)
15 FEBRUARY 14
From 15th February to 09th March 2014, Marzenna Czerniakdrozdzowicz (Jagiellonian University at Krakow) was at the Pondicherry Centre to continue her research on the role of  ...
Visit of Virginie Olivier (doctoral student at the University of Paris IV)
15 FEBRUARY 14
Virginie Olivier, PhD student at the University of Paris IV and scholar of the EFEO, stayed at the Centre for a period of one month from 15th February to continue her research on the  ...
Visit of Emma Stein (doctoral student in History of Art at Yale University, USA)
15 FEBRUARY 14
Emma Stein, PhD Candidate for the History of Art at Yale University (USA) and affiliated for a year to the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO, spent 2 months from 15th February 2014 at  ...
Visit of Sylvain BROCQUET (Université de Provence)
14 FEBRUARY 14
Dr. Sylvain BROCQUET (Université de Provence) stayed in Pondicherry from February the 14th up to the 22nd. He will carry on his current research on Sanskrit South-Indian  ...
Visit of Julie Rocton (doctoral student from the University of Aix-Marseille)
14 FEBRUARY 14
Julie Rocton, doctoral student from the University of Aix-Marseille, member of the UMR 7297, "Texts and Documents of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean" visited the centre  ...
Lecture by G. Vijayavenugopal at Pondicherry University
14 FEBRUARY 14
G. Vijayavenugopal gave a lecture on « Language, script and linguistic development » at the Workshop on Epigraphy organised by the Department of History,  ...
Lecture by ARANGARAJ, J. (Jaffna)
13 FEBRUARY 14
ARANGARAJ, J. (Jaffna) gave a lecture on « Tolkappiyam Editions and Research on Quotations » on 13 février 2014 in the Library hall of the EFEO at 19 Dumas  ...
« Mahabharata: The Epic tradition in India and South-east Asia », International Conference organised by the Sanskrit Department of the Pondicherry University, the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry, and Université Lyon III Jean Moulin, from 10th to 12th Februa
10 FEBRUARY 14
The affiliation with the University of Pondicherry has strengthened scientific contacts with university researchers. An international three-day conference on the  ...
Lecture by S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma at the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sanstthan
30 JANUARY 14
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma went to the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sanstthan (Deemed University), Sringeri on 30 January 2014 as a ressource person and gave a lecture on «  ...
Visit of Roland Ferenczi (BA student at the ELTE University of Budapest and MA student of the Department of Antique Studies, University of Pécs in Hungary)
25 JANUARY 14
Roland Ferenczi, BA (Hindi and Sanskrit studies) student at the ELTE University of Budapest and MA student of the Department of Antique Studies, University of Pécs in  ...
Lecture by S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) at the 6th International Vedic Workshop
07 JANUARY 14
S.A.S. Sarma participated in the 6th International Vedic Workshop 2014 inKozhikode, Kerala from 7th to 10th January 2014 where he presented a paper entitled  ...
Visit of Julie Marquet (doctoral student in history at the University Paris Diderot-Paris 7)
01 JANUARY 14
Julie Marquet, doctoral student in history at the University Paris Diderot-Paris 7, made a trip to Pondicherry in January to work on the records of the police court of Peace  ...
Visit of Nicolas Morelle (doctoral student at the University of Aix Marseille)
01 JANUARY 14
Nicolas Morelle, doctoral student at the University of Aix Marseille, spent four months during 2013-14 in the Pondicherry Centre to pursue his research on the Forts of the Deccan  ...
Lidia Joanna Szczepanik (doctoral student at the Jagiellonian University)
01 JANUARY 14
Lidia Joanna Szczepanik, doctoral student at the Jagiellonian University, was affiliated to the Pondicherry Centre for a period of three months starting in January. She worked  ...
Lecture by S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma in Vijayawada
01 JANUARY 14
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma went to Vijayawada to present a lecture on « Yu stryakhyau nadi (Ashtadhyayi 1.4.3) iti sutrartha vicarah » at the Sri Sankaracharya  ...
Prof. Venkataraja Sarma receives an award
06 DECEMBER 13
Sree Sankaracharya University of the Kalady Sanskrit conferred the "D. Litt Degree" to Prof. Venkataraja Sarma at a special convocation on 6 December 2013.
Prof. Venkataraja Sarma receives an award
19 NOVEMBER 13
Prof. Venkataraja Sarma was awarded the Vacaspathi Puraskar by the Kadavllur Anyonya Prisath (Trissur Dist. Kerala) on 19 November 2013.
Lecture by S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) in Halle (Germany)
07 NOVEMBER 13
S.A.S Sarma was invited to participate in the « Palm-leaf Manuscripts in Europe and India », a workshop organised by the Franckesche Stiftungen, which was held in  ...
Visit of Katarzyna Skiba (doctoral student of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow)
05 NOVEMBER 13
Katarzyna Skiba, doctoral student of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and scholar of the EFEO, arrived on 5th November 2013 to spend 4 months at the Pondicherry Centre of the  ...
Departure of Manjunath Bhat
01 NOVEMBER 13
Manjunath BHAT, who joined the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO as a Researcher in September 2011 and worked on Bālarāmāyaṇa project with Dr. H.N. Bhat and on a critical  ...
Visit of Anaïs de Fonseca, a doctoral student of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and EFEO scholar
01 OCTOBER 13
Anaïs de Fonseca, a doctoral student of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and EFEO scholar attached to the Pondicherry Centre, spent 10 months, from  ...
Visit of Andrey Klebanov (doctoral student of the University of Hamburg)
01 OCTOBER 13
Andrey Klebanov, doctoral student of the University of Hamburg, received a postgraduate scholarship granted by the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at the  ...
Visit of Iona Macgregor (Hamburg University)
01 OCTOBER 13
Iona Macgregor (Hamburg University) received a grant from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. to spend six months from October 2013 at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO to study  ...
Workshop "The archaeology of Bhakti - royal Bhakti, local Bhakti"
31 JULY 13
For more details, see http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=775
R. Sathyanarayanan goes to Kyoto for a workshop and a lecture
28 JULY 13
R. Sathyanarayanan, scholar of the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO, visited Kyoto, Japan, from 28th July to 5th August 2013 for the "Workshop on Sanskrit Manuscripts written in  ...
Affiliation of the EFEO centre of Pondicherry to Pondicherry University
02 APRIL 13
The Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO has been officially affiliated to the Pondicherry University for Ph.D. programmes in Tamil, Sanskrit and History for the academic years  ...
François Gros, former director of the EFEO, is awarded the Kural Peedam Award
14 MARCH 13
François Gros, former director of the EFEO from 1977 to 1989, has been awarded the Kural Peedam Award. For more details, see the IFP website and the following  ...
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (EFEO) participated in a traditional gathering of Sanskrit scholars
05 MARCH 13
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (EFEO) participated in the traditional gathering of Sanskrit scholars (vakyarthasadas) organised by Shri  ...
Visit of Judith Unterdörfler (South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, ECAF member)
01 MARCH 13
Judith Unterdörfler (South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, ECAF member) has received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to spend  ...
H.N. Bhat (Pondicherry Centre) retires
28 FEBRUARY 13
Dr. H.N. Bhat, Sanskritist, retired on 28th February 2013 after almost 24 years of service at the Pondicherry Centre of the École française  ...
Memorial award of Brahmavidyalankara-Mudigonda Venkataramasastri
24 FEBRUARY 13
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (EFEO) went to Chautapaapaayapaalem, Guntur dist. (A.P.), on February 24th 2013 in order to receive a memorial award of Brahmavidyalankara-Mudigonda  ...
Visit of Dr. Sylvain Brocquet, Université de Provence
20 FEBRUARY 13
Sylvain Brocquet, Université de Provence, visited the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from 20 to 26 February 2013.
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (EFEO) participated in a national workshop on Bhattarahasya of Khandadeva
12 FEBRUARY 13
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma (EFEO) went to Kanchipuram (T.N.) from 12th to 14th February 2013 in order to participate at a national level workshop on Bhattarahasya of Khandadeva. He  ...
Visit of Jessica Degain, trainee curator at the École Nationale du Patrimoine
10 FEBRUARY 13
Jessica Degain, trainee curator at the École Nationale du Patrimoine, shall be affiliated as a student-intern in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from 10th February to  ...
Visit of Mayumi Iizuka, doctoral student in Cultural Antropology at the Kyoto University
08 FEBRUARY 13
Mayumi Iizuka, doctoral student in Cultural Antropology at the Kyoto University, Japan, visited the Centre from 8th to 12th February 2013 to consult the library and continue  ...
Visit of Dr. Anna A. Ślączka, Curator of South Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum (the National Museum), Amsterdam
05 FEBRUARY 13
Dr. Anna A. Ślączka, Curator of South Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum (the National Museum), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was in Pondicherry from 5th to 19th February to continue  ...
Visit of Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz, Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
01 FEBRUARY 13
Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz, Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland (member of ECAF) was at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from 1st  ...
Presentation of a documentary in progress on the possession in the Kāmākhyā temple, Assam
30 JANUARY 13
GHORA. DANCING GODS. A work-in-progress documentary. By Irene Majo Garigliano and Alessandro Cartosio.Centre of the EFEO, Library Hall, 19 Dumas street, at 4.30  ...
Visit of Irene Majo Garigliano, PhD student at “Sapienza” University of Rome and at University “Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense”
10 JANUARY 13
Irene Majo Garigliano, PhD student at "Sapienza" University of Rome and at University "Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense", arrived at Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO on  ...
Retirement of Pandit R. Varadadesikan
31 DECEMBER 12
Pandit R. Varadadesikan retired on 31st of December 2012. We wish him a peaceful retirement after 44 years of work in the Pondichéry Centre of the EFEO.
Lecture by Christèle Barois (doctoral student of the Ecole pratique des hautes études)
04 DECEMBER 12
Christèle Barois (doctoral student of the Ecole pratique des hautes études) will give a lecture at 4.30 pm on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 at the Library Hall of the  ...
Kirātārjunīya in Bhubaneshwar
Kirātārjunīya in Bhubaneshwar
Visit of Andrey Klebanov, doctoral student at the University of Hamburg (ECAF Member)
03 DECEMBER 12
Andrey Klebanov, doctoral student at the University of Hamburg, is visiting the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO for four months from December 2012. The title of his research  ...
Lecture by Ariane de Saxcé (Doctoral student of Paris-Sorbonne)
29 NOVEMBER 12
Ariane de Saxcé, doctoral student of Paris-Sorbonne, will give a lecture at 4.30 pm on Thursday, 29th November 2012 at the Library Hall of the EFEO, 19, Dumas Street,  ...
Visit of Christèle Barois (doctoral student of the EPHE)
05 NOVEMBER 12
Christèle Barois is a doctoral student at the Ecole pratique des hautes études. Having completed work on her thesis, "The Vāyavīyasaṃhitā. Śaiva  ...
Visit of Ariane de Saxcé (doctoral student from Paris-Sorbonne University)
26 OCTOBER 12
Ariane de Saxcé, a doctoral student from Paris-Sorbonne University, is visiting the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry from November to December 2012 on a scholarship of the  ...
Lecture by S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) in Trondheim University, Norway
19 OCTOBER 12
S.A.S. Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) went to Trondheim, Norway, from 19th to 21st October 2012 to participate and give a lecture entitled « Installation of new idols in the  ...
Inscription in the excavated temple in Cāḷuvaṅkkuppam
Inscription in the excavated temple in Cāḷuvaṅkkuppam
Visit of Marco Franceschini (Research Fellow, University of Bologna)
25 SEPTEMBER 12
Dr Marco Franceschini (Research Fellow, University of Bologna) is visiting the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO for three months (from 25th September to 24th December 2012) to  ...
Jaina idol from Vētūr
Jaina idol from Vētūr
Lecture by Dr. G. Vijayavenugopal (EFEO Centre of Pondicherry)
28 AUGUST 12
Dr. G. Vijayavenugopal will give a lecture on Tuesday 28th August 2012 at 4.30 pm, in the Library Hall of the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry.Title: Peruṅkātai as source  ...
Lecture by Dr. Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu (Professor of Tamil & Former Chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
21 AUGUST 12
on Tuesday, 21st August 2012 at 4.30 p.m. at the Library Hall of the EFEO, 19, Dumas Street, PondicherryTitle: Towards a critical edition of the ViracoliyamSummary: The  ...
Lecture by Dr. Csaba Dezső (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, ECAF Member)
17 AUGUST 12
Csaba Dezső, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Indo-European Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, will give a lecture on 17th August 2012 in the  ...
Lecture by Suganya Anandakichenin (doctoral student of the EPHE)
14 AUGUST 12
Suganya Anandakichenin (doctoral student of the EPHE) will give a lecture at the EFEO Centre of Pondichéry on 14th August 2012, at 4.30 pm, in the Library Hall.Title:  ...
Lecture by Dr. Cristina Muru (University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)
09 AUGUST 12
on Thursday, 9th August 2012 at 4.30 p.m. at the Library Hall of the EFEO, 19, Dumas Street, PondicherryTitle: Christian Concepts and Hindu Culture in Missionary  ...
Publication: Bibliotheca Malabarica: Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg’s Tamil Library. An annotated edition and translation by Will Sweetman with R. Ilakkuvan
31 JULY 12
Bibliotheca Malabarica: Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's Tamil Library. An annotated edition and translation by Will Sweetman with R. Ilakkuvan, Collection Indologie n˚  ...
Tariq Jazeel
Tariq Jazeel
Visit of Tariq Jazeel (university of Sheffield, ECAF Fellowship)
25 JULY 12
Tariq Jazeel, Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK, is visiting the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO during August 2012. Funded by a European Consortium  ...
Visit of Peter Pasedach (Department of Indology, University of Hamburg, ECAF Member)
23 JULY 12
Peter Pasedach (Department of Indology, University of Hamburg) is visiting the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry from July to December 2012 on a scholarship of the EFEO as part of his  ...
Lecture by Eva Wilden (EFEO-Pondicherry Centre) and Jean-Luc Chevillard (CNRS)
21 JULY 12
On 21 July 2012 (4-6 p.m.), Eva Wilden and Jean-Luc Chevillard will give a twin lecture at the Roja Muthiah Research Library in Chennai. Jean-Luc Chevillard will give "A  ...
Desk of a Valluvar
Desk of a Valluvar
Lecture by Alexis Avdeeff (doctoral student, EHESS)
06 JULY 12
Alexis Avdeeff delivered a paper in the EFEO centre of Pondicherry.Title: UNVEILING DESTINY, Soothsaying, speech and practice of secrecy among the Valluvar astrologers of  ...
Valluvar astrologer casting an horoscope
Valluvar astrologer casting an horoscope
Visit of Alexis Avdeeff (doctoral student at the EHESS, Toulouse)
01 JUNE 12
Alexis Avdeeff, a PhD student in Anthropology at the EHESS (LISST-Centre d'Anthropologie Sociale), laureate of the Louis Dumont Fund for Supporting Research in Social  ...
Visit of James Reich (Doctoral student of Harvard University)
01 JUNE 12
James Reich, PhD student at Harvard, will be visiting Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO during the months of June and July in order to study Sanskrit with Dominic Goodall and to  ...
Round table on the Pāṇḍyan cave temples
25 APRIL 12
Valérie Gillet has organised a round table on a study prepared by Dr. D. Dayalan (Director, ASI, Delhi) on the excavated temples of the Pāṇḍyan country. This event  ...
Departure of D. Krishnaraj, Watchman
22 APRIL 12
Krishnaraj D., Service Agent, has retired from the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO on 22nd April 2012, after 20 years of service as a security agent. He has joined another company in  ...
KuRuntokai (GOML D.224)
KuRuntokai (GOML D.224)
Lecture by Eva Wilden (EFEO-Pondicherry Centre)
18 APRIL 12
Eva Wilden gave a lecture entitled "Editing Classical Tamil Texts - From Palm-Leaf via Paper to Edition" at the "Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language, Literature and  ...
Battle between Subrahmaṇya and the demon Cūr
Battle between Subrahmaṇya and the demon Cūr
Lecture by Valérie Gillet (EFEO-Pondicherry Centre) at JNU
17 APRIL 12
Valérie Gillet gave a lecture entitled "Tracking traces of gods: the site of Tirupparaṅkuṉṟam" at the "Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language,  ...
Publication: The Traditional Kerala Manor: Architecture of a South Indian Catuhsala House, by Henri Schildt
02 APRIL 12
The Traditional Kerala Manor: Architecture of a South Indian Catuhsala House, by Henri Schildt, Collection Indologie n˚117, IFP/EFEO, 2012, xiv, 473 p., including 176 p. of  ...
Demise of L. Rajeshwari, Service Agent
23 MARCH 12
It is with great sadness that we announce the demise of Rajeshari L., Service Agent at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO, on 23rd March 2012. She had been working with us as a maid for  ...
Lecture by Victor D'Avella (Doctoral student, University of Chicago)
21 MARCH 12
Victor D'Avella (Doctoral student, Chicago University) will give a lecture on Wednesday 21st of March, at 5 pm, in the Library Hall of the EFEO centre of  ...
Lecture by R. Sathyanarayanan (EFEO, Pondichéry Centre)
20 MARCH 12
R. Sathyanarayanan has presented a paper entitled "Concept of Bhakti in Saiva Sources" during the National Seminar on Bhakti Schools of Vedanta in the Department of Vedanta,  ...
Foundation inscription of the Pallava cave temple in Trichy
Foundation inscription of the Pallava cave temple in Trichy
Lecture by Dr Sylvain Brocquet (Université de Provence)
06 MARCH 12
Dr Sylvain Brocquet will give a lecture in the Pondicherry centre of the EFEO on March 6th, at 4.30 pm, in the library hall.Title: "Double Entendre in Literature and Inscriptions:  ...
Lecture by Dr S.A.S. Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
03 MARCH 12
S.A.S. Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) presented a paper at the international symposium "Religion, Science, and Technology in Cultural Contexts: Dynamics of Change" organized by  ...
Slab with Murugan in the lake of Kappiyampuliyur, near Viluppuram
Slab with Murugan in the lake of Kappiyampuliyur, near Viluppuram
Lecture by Dr Emmanuel FRANCIS (Centre for the Study of Manuscript Culture, University of Hamburg, ECAF member)
29 FEBRUARY 12
Emmanuel Francis will give a lecture on 29th February 2012 in the EFEO Library, 19 Dumas Street, at 4.30 pm.The title is: "Supplementing poetry: The additional stanzas to the  ...
Dr S.A.S Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry): a visit in Europe
25 FEBRUARY 12
Dr. S. AS Sarma travelled to Paris from 23 to 25 February 2012 to give a lecture entitled "Poison-Spells and Protection in tantric literature from Kerala" at Ecole  ...
Visit of Victor D’Avella (Doctoral student of Chicago University)
23 FEBRUARY 12
Victor D'Avella (Doctoral student of Chicago University) will be coming to the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO to study classical Tamil under the guidance Dr. Eva Wilden and Dr. G.  ...
Visit of Erin McCann (doctoral student of McGill University)
23 FEBRUARY 12
Erin McCann (doctoral student of McGill University) will spend two weeks, from 23rd February 2012, at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO to work on the tradition of the  ...
Visit of Dr Sylvain Brocquet (Université de Provence)
14 FEBRUARY 12
Sylvain Brocquet (Université de Provence) will be in Pondicherry from 14th February to 8th March as part of an EFEO-IFP mission to work on Sanskrit eulogies of the Cholas,  ...
Visit of Dr E. Francis (Hamburg University, ECAF member)
08 FEBRUARY 12
Francis Emmanuel (Hamburg University, ECAF member) will arrive to the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO on February 7th to spend a month to work on the critical edition of the  ...
Lecture by Dr S.A.S. Sarma (EFEO Pondicherry) at the World Sanskrit Conference
05 JANUARY 12
S. A .S. Sarma (EFEO) has delivered a paper at the 15th World Sanskrit Conference held at New Delhi from 5th to 10th January 1012.Title: The "Re-Installation" of damaged idols,  ...
Lecture by Dr R. Sathyanarayanan (EFEO Pondicherry) at the World Sanskrit Conference
05 JANUARY 12
R. Sathyanarayanan (EFEO Pondicherry) has delivered a paper at the 15th World Sanskrit Conference held at New Delhi from 5th to 10th January 1012.Title: Similarities and  ...
Marking of the art and ritual objects exhibited in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO
02 JANUARY 12
Madame Brigitte Hedel-Samson, chief curator at the Château de Compiègne, has come to the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry for two weeks in order to mark the collection of  ...
Visit of Dr. Marcus Schmücker, member of the Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Science (member of the ECAF)
18 DECEMBER 11
Dr. Marcus Schmücker, member of the Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Science (member of the ECAF), stayed four and a half  ...
Lecture by Ute Huesken (Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Olso, Norway)
10 NOVEMBER 11
Dr. Ute Huesken, after having spent more than a month in Pondicherry, will give a lecture at 4.30 pm in the hall of the library of 19, Dumas street. She will present her research  ...
Departure of Daniele Cuneo (EFEO scholar and former member of the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Vienna University)
04 NOVEMBER 11
Daniele Cuneo, former member of the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Vienna University, left Pondicherry on November 4th, after a one-month stay, with  ...
Visit of Gaia Pintucci (Student of Department of Indology and Tibetology of the Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg, ECAF member)
27 OCTOBER 11
Gaia Pintucci (Department of Indology and Tibetology of the Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg, ECAF member) came from 15th September to 28th October to the EFEO  ...
a manuscript leaf of the Saubhagyacandratapa
a manuscript leaf of the Saubhagyacandratapa
Departure of Elaine Fisher (Fulbright scholar, Columbia University)
28 SEPTEMBER 11
Elaine Fisher (Fulbright scholar and doctoral student of Comlumbia University, US) has left Pondicherry after having been affiliated for almost a year to the the EFEO Center in  ...
Lecture by Gérard Huet (member of the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences), member Academia Europaea, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt)
17 SEPTEMBER 11
Gérard Huet (Inria Paris-Rocquencourt) will give a lecture entitled "Computational Linguistics for Sanskrit: Presentation of the Sanskrit Heritage Platform" at the  ...
Visit of Rafael Klöber, (Department of History, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, ECAF Member)
15 SEPTEMBER 11
Rafael Klöber, M.A, (Department of History, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, ECAF Member) has come to the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry for the first two weeks of  ...
Visit of Jonas Buchholz (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, ECAF member)
05 SEPTEMBER 11
Jonas Buchholz (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, ECAF Member) has come to the EFEO Centre in Pondicherry from August 22nd to September 5th to work on his MA thesis on  ...
Caṅkam Workshop
29 AUGUST 11
The first Caṅkam workshop took place in the EFEO centre of Pondicherry between the 29th August and 9th September. Since 2003, the EFEO has been conducting a project of locating,  ...
Visit of Nicolas Dejenne ( Lecturer in Indology at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
28 AUGUST 11
Dr Nicolas Dejenne, Lecturer in Indology at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, has come for a three-week visit to the Pondicherry EFEO Center to work with Dr  ...
Lecture by Julie Hanlon (Department of Anthropology, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)
25 AUGUST 11
by Julie Hanlon (PhD student, Department of Anthropology, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)Syncretizing the Sources: Trade and  ...
A Study in Nayaka-Period Social Life: Tiruppudaimarudur Paintings and Carvings.
24 AUGUST 11
Jean Deloche, Collection Indologie n°116, IFP/EFEO, 2011, xi, 137 p. Language: English. 1000 Rs (43 €) ISBN (EFEO): 978-2855-39-108-3ISBN (IFP):  ...
The Bhaktimandākinī : An Elaborate Fourteenth-Century Commentary by Pūrṇasarasvatī on the Viṣṇupādādikeśastotra Attributed to Śankarācārya.
24 AUGUST 11
A critical edition with introduction and an English translation of the stotra with notes by N.V.P. Unithiri, H.N. Bhat, S.A.S. Sarma, Collection Indologie n°118,  ...
Lecture By Eva Wilden (EFEO)
23 AUGUST 11
Eva WIlden, EFEO, PondicherryOn the Seven Uses of Palm-leaf - ōlai and ēṭu in the Tamil Literature of the First MillenniumWe are reading and editing Classical Tamil texts  ...
Lecture by Eric Steinschneider ( University of Toronto, Canada)
18 AUGUST 11
by Eric Steinschneider, University of Toronto, Canada"Taming the Tantras: The Order of Texts in Early 18th Century Śrīvidyā"The seventeenth and early eighteenth  ...
Ninth Classical Tamil Summer Seminar
15 AUGUST 11
From the 15th to 26th of August, the 9th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar was held in the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry, this time for only two weeks, because it was framed by two other  ...
Garuḍa on the roof of the temple at Nemmeli (Tiruttani Taluk)
Garuḍa on the roof of the temple at Nemmeli (Tiruttani Taluk)
The Archaeology of Bhakti
01 AUGUST 11
The first workshop-cum-conference of a series called "The Archaeology of Bhakti" took place in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO from the 1st to the 13th of August 2011, and was  ...
Visit of M. Max Claudet
28 JULY 11
Mr. Max CLAUDET, Cooperation and Cultural Counsellor at the French Embassy in New Delhi, visited our Centre on 28th July 2011.
Visit of H.E. Mr.Pisan Manawapat, Ambassador of Thailand
27 JULY 11
H.E. Mr.Pisan Manawapat, Ambassador of Thailand to India, accompanied by Mr. Chanchai Charanvatnakit, the Consul-General of the Royal-Thai Consulate-General of Chennai,  ...
Lecture by Akira Shimada (Department of History, State University of New York)
19 JULY 11
"Formation
of Buddhist Narrative Sculpture in Andhra (Ca. 150 BCE-300 CE)", by Shimada Akira, Assistant
Professor, Faculty
Tower 904, Department
of History,  ...
Retirement of Marie-Therese, Service Agent
01 JULY 11
Mery Therase A., Service Agent, has retired for health reasons from the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO on 1st July 2011, after 19 years of service as a maid.
Departure of V. Lalitha
30 JUNE 11
V. Lalitha, research fellow, has retired from the EFEO Centre of Pondichéry on July 1st. She will return to her native region, Kerala, after 17 years of service. She has  ...
Departure of Leah Comeau (Fulbright scholar)
29 JUNE 11
Leah Comeau, a Fulbright researcher affiliated to the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry, has gone back to USA after a year spent in the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry in order to continue her  ...
S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma in Paris
08 JUNE 11
At the invitation of M. Gerdi Gerschheimer and Mme Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, Mr. S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma is spending the month of June in Paris to give a series of four lectures at  ...
The beginnings of Śaiva tantrism from unpublished Sanskrit sources
04 MAY 11
Dominic Goodall will be lecturing on the beginnings of Śaiva tantrism using unpublished Sanskrit sources, at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études. The lectures will  ...
Nirajan Kafle in the library at 19 Dumas Street
Nirajan Kafle in the library at 19 Dumas Street
Departure of Nirajan Kafle
02 MAY 11
Nirajan Kafle is returning to Nepal after 3 years of doctoral studies in the Franco-German “Early Tantra” project, a project co-financed by the ANR  (Agence  ...
Valérie Gillet takes charge of the Centre
29 APRIL 11
Valérie Gillet, who is a specialist of South Indian Śaiva iconography, will be in charge of the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO henceforth.
Dominic Goodall announces his departure
Dominic Goodall announces his departure
Departure of Dominic Goodall
28 APRIL 11
Dominic Goodall, posted at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO since 2000 and Head of the Centre since 2000, left Pondicherry at the end of April. He is now posted in Paris, where he  ...
Appaya Dīkṣita handing over some of his works to his disciple-brother’s grandson Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita, Minister to Madurai Tirumalai Nāyakkar
Appaya Dīkṣita handing over some of his works to his disciple-brother’s grandson Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita, Minister to Madurai Tirumalai Nāyakkar
Lecture by Elaine Fisher on Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita's Saubhāgya-candrātapa, a Śrīvidyā Paddhati
08 APRIL 11
“Śrīvidyā for the Early Modern Age: Some Salient Features of Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita's Saubhāgyacandrātapa, a Śrīvidyā  ...
Lecture by K. Kalyanasundaram on Tamil electronic texts
28 MARCH 11
Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram, founder of the Project Madurai, will give a lecture at 16h30 in the Library Hall in 19, rue Dumas, intitled: “Searching of Tamil Literary Works  ...
To purchase, contact: Mme Shanti Rayapoullé: Shanti@efeo-pondicherry.org
To purchase, contact: Mme Shanti Rayapoullé: Shanti@efeo-pondicherry.org
New critical edition and English translation of the Kuṟuntokai in 3 volumes
26 FEBRUARY 11
சங்க இல்லகியங்கள் - செம்பதிப்பு / Critical Texts of Caṅkam Literature.Critical editions of the Caṅkam  ...
Festival images of deities setting off back to their temples from the seashore
Festival images of deities setting off back to their temples from the seashore
The festival of Māci makam in Pondicherry
18 FEBRUARY 11
Festive bathing when the full moon is in the constellation of Maghā is alluded to already by the poet Ñānacampantar (Jñānasambandha, C7th-C8th?, Tēvāram  ...
Inauguration of the Workshop, from a report in the Tamil press (Tina Malar)
Inauguration of the Workshop, from a report in the Tamil press (Tina Malar)
Pondicherry University: National Workshop on Scripts and Manuscripts
14 FEBRUARY 11
At the invitation of Professor C.S. Radhakrishnan, professor of Sanskrit
at Pondicherry University, Dominic Goodall gave the keynote address at
the National Workshop on  ...
Lectures by Dominic Goodall at JNU, Delhi, on Cambodian inscriptions
07 FEBRUARY 11
At the invitation of the Centre for Historical Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dominic Goodall is conducting a two-day workshop on the theme “What might  ...
M. Varada Desikan’s birthday celebration
25 JANUARY 11
M Varada Desikan, who has been working here with us since 1968, invited all those working in the Centre to a lunch to celebrate his birthday.
Lecture by Anaïs Wion on Ethiopian Manuscripts
20 JANUARY 11
The Christian kingdom of Ethiopia has an extremely rich written culture.  Manuscripts in Ge'ez, the language of liturgy and ritual, and in Amharic, the vernacular  ...
Deputy director Liu Yinghua presenting CTRC publications to Dominic Goodall
Deputy director Liu Yinghua presenting CTRC publications to Dominic Goodall
A visit from members of the China Tibetology Research Centre
11 JANUARY 11
Mr Liu Yinghua  (Deputy director of the China Tibetology Research Centre) headed a delegation of visitors from the Beijing Tibetan Hospital, a branch of the China  ...
Leah Comeau
Leah Comeau
Lecture by Leah Comeau—The Talaivi Speaks Up: Examining the Feminine in the Tirukkōvaiyār
11 JANUARY 11
The Tirukkōvaiyār is a ninth-century Tamil poem that combines literary conventions from both Śaiva and Sangam love poetry traditions. This poem is celebrated for its  ...
Professor Manidravida Sastrigal presides over the workshop
Professor Manidravida Sastrigal presides over the workshop
Professor Manidravida Sastrigal presents the Paramokṣanirāsakārikāvṛtti
09 JANUARY 11
From 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th January 2011,
Professor Manidravida Sastrigal of Madras Sanskrit College will give a
two day workshop on the notion of  ...
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Lecture by Peter M. Scharf
03 JANUARY 11
On Monday 3rd January 2011 at 16h30, in the library of 19, Dumas Street, Peter M. Scharf, of the Department of Classics at Brown University, Providence, will give a lecture  ...
Csaba Dezső
Csaba Dezső
Csaba Dezső’s visit
29 DECEMBER 10
Csaba Dezső, Sanskrit lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest,
will spend January in the Centre for completing a collaborative project with  ...
Csaba Kiss
Csaba Kiss
Csaba Kiss’ visit
27 DECEMBER 10
Csaba Kiss, post-doctoral researcher in the project “Early Tantra: Discovering the Interrelationships and Common Ritual Syntax of the Śaiva, Buddhist, Vaiṣṇava  ...
Detail of stone inscription at Sentalai.
Detail of stone inscription at Sentalai.
Workshop: The “Dark Period” (3rd to 6th centuries): a transition between “Ancient” to “Medieval” epochs in South India?
20 DECEMBER 10
Defined as "a long historical night" or "the dark period" by Nilakantha Sastri in his History of South India, the period which extends from the 3rd century A.D. to the 6th century  ...
From an article in the Tamil press (Tinamaṇi) about Jean-Luc Chevillard
From an article in the Tamil press (Tinamaṇi) about Jean-Luc Chevillard
Lecture by Jean-Luc Chevillard on learning Tamil
16 DECEMBER 10
On 16th December 2010 Jean-Luc Chevillard gave a lecture at Yadava College (Madurai), conjointly organised by Yadava College, Thiagaraja Arts College and INTACH. It was  ...
Lecture by Fanny Dutillieux on Sculptures of Himachal Pradesh
10 DECEMBER 10
Sculptures of Himachal Pradesh between the 7th and the 14th centuries.The administrative state of Himachal Pradesh covers the vast area known as the Western Himalayas. This  ...
Manjunath Bhat
Manjunath Bhat
Manjunath Bhat’s visit
04 DECEMBER 10
Manjunath Bhat, 3rd-year doctoral student of Mīmāṃsā (Vedic exegesis) at the Saṃskṛta Vidyāpīṭha, Tirupati, is passing the month of December in the Centre,  ...
Harunaga Isaacson
Harunaga Isaacson
Harunaga Isaacson’s visit
03 DECEMBER 10
Harunaga Isaacson, Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Hamburg,
is visiting us in December 2010 et January 2011 to work on our project
"Early Tantra: Discovering the  ...
Nomination at the “Tholkappiyar World Classical Tamil Sangam”
21 OCTOBER 10
Jean-Luc Chevillard has been nominated member of the General council of the “உலகத் தமிழ்ச் செம்மொழித்  ...
Sarasvatīpūjā
15 OCTOBER 10
Recitation in Sanskrit on the occasion of the annual Sarasvatīpūjā.
2nd volume of Pondicherry Inscriptions !
08 JULY 10
Putucceri Mānilakkalvēṭṭukkaḷ. Pondicherry Inscriptions. Part II.Dr. G. Vijayavenugopal provides a complete English translation of the inscriptions of the  ...