Pune

The Pune Centre, India

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

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
Lecture by Margherita Trento: Writing Christianity in eighteenth-century Tamiḻakam
18 FEBRUARY 20 Lecture by Margherita Trento (Śivadharma Project, ERC Grant No. 803624 / University of Naples “L’Orientale")This presentation will be a foray into the social  ... Read more
Classical Tamil Winter School 2020
10 FEBRUARY 20 A very special CTWS this year. From Monday, 10th of February to Friday 6th of March 2020 we will assemble in the Pondicherry centre of the EFEO for a month of intensive reading of the  ... Read more
Lecture by Alessandro Battistini : Royal hunts and divine courtship: An overview of Sanskrit Śaiva kāvya in South India
05 FEBRUARY 20 Alessandro Battistini is postdoctoral researcher at the University “Alma Mater Studiorum” of Bologna  Department of History and Cultures. His research,  ... Read more
EFEO News
Library: Inventory via Calames
Paris, France, 05 May 2021
The Paris library of the EFEO is continuing to enter its archive inventories into Calames:
- Discover the Henri Parmentier collection, which includes his correspondence, notes and preparatory documents for the publication of books, his work on the inventory of Khmer monuments, and maps and plans.
- You can explore the inventory of the Cochinchine Cambodia Conservation Department. These archives consist of correspondence files related to the general administration of the sites, as well as excavation reports and diaries, sketches and plans, which document research activities in the field.
Video
Online, 05 May 2021
Watch the new video of the "EFEO's Asian Treasures" !
In "De la pierre au papier. Les estampages des inscriptions thaïes de l'EFEO," [From stone to paper. The EFEO's Thai inscription estampages/stamps] François Lagirarde (EFEO) and Magali Morel (EFEO) present the collection of more than 3,000 stamps made in Southeast Asia since the end of the 19th century on ancient inscriptions preserved in archaeological sites and national museums and kept at the EFEO library in Paris.
Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 04 May 2021
How to access the EFEO library and the loan-return service

The EFEO library is open by appointment from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. It offers a document lending and return service every Wednesday.
To make an appointment for THE READING SPACE: CLICK HERE
To make an appointment for the LOAN-RETURN SERVICE: CLICK HERE 
Please check the EFEO's Facebook page and Twitter account regularly for any updates to the terms and conditions of the public reception modalities.
Photo Library
04 May 2021
Discover the photographs from the collection of Marie-Louise Reiniche, anthropologist and specialist of the Tamil country (South India).

Marie-Louise Reiniche (1934-2008) defined herself as a "social anthropologist, aiming at an anthropology of movable wealth, in the context of Indian civilisation and in relation to rituals".
International Conference
Online, 01 May 2021
Attend the International Conference on the 'Daozang jiyao' and Daoism in the Ming and Qing Dynasty with the 'Celebration of the Companion to the Essentials of the Daoist Canon' Publication organized by the Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture, CUHK and the EFEO Centre in Hong Kong on Zoom!

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