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
R. Sathyanarayanan at the University of Jaffna
10 SEPTEMBER 18 R. Sathyanarayanan was invited to Sri Lanka as a special guest for the "Seminar on Śaivasiddhānta Jñānapāda”, held on 9th and 10th September, on the occasion  ... Read more
Publication of the 1st volume of the Brahmayāmala
10 AUGUST 18 The Brahmayāmalatantra or Picumata. Volume I: Chapters 1–2, 39–40 & 83. Revelation, Ritual, and Material Culture in an Early Śaiva Tantra.Shaman Hatley,  ... Read more
Pattrika 49
09 AUGUST 18 Pattrika 48, the latest issue of the newsletter of the French research institutes in India, can be consulted here. Read more
EFEO News
International Conference ''Sovereignty and imperial patronage in China (XIIIth-XXth century)''
25 October 2018
The International Conference Sovereignty and imperial patronage in China (XIIIth-XXth century), organized by Luca Gabbiani (EFEO, UMR 8173-CCJ), Marianne Bujard (EPHE) and Luo Wenhua (National Palace Museum Research Center for Tibetan Buddhism Heritage), is held at Peking, from October, 25th to 27th, 2018.
The conference program and the abstracts of the presentations are available on the website: https://imperial-patronage.efeo.fr
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 22 October 2018
Monday 22th October LEE Hyoung-sik (Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University) speaks on Japanese Ruling Elites of Colonial Korea and their Postwar Compilation on the History of Governing: The Case of ''Yūhō Kyōkai'' (Friendly Nation Association).

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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Call for crowdfunding
17 October 2018
On fire ! Experimental Archaeology is a festival which takes place every four years at the EFEO Center in Siem Reap.

The crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the organization of the archaeological experiment (baking ceramics in a dragon kiln replica and iron ore reduction) on 6 December has been launched.

To participate, access the site Kisskissbankbank.
Joint seminar ''Archéologie en Extrême-Orient''
Paris, France, 15 October 2018
The next speakers at the new EFEO / UFR joint seminary of art and archeology of the Faculty of Letters of Paris-Sorbonne University will be:
  • 15/10: Valérie Gillet, Archéologie en Inde : contexte et spécificités
  • 22/10: Brice Vincent, Fondre pour le Roi, archéométallurgie à Angkor
From 9 am to 11 am, Maison de l'Asie, ground floor room, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris.
This seminar is open to Master 1 & 2 students as well as PhD students.
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21st ''Rendez-vous de l’Histoire''
Blois, France, 10 October 2018
The five Écoles françaises à l’étranger (EFE) will participate in the 21st Rendez-Vousde l'Histoire, in Blois, from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 October 2018. They will present at the book fair a selection of their publications and will gather five of their researchers for a carte blanche on October 12th on the theme "The fear of images".
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