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
EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2022
20 September 2021
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 14th of October 2021.
Short-term EFEO postdoctoral contracts 2022
20 September 2021
The recruitment campaign for short-term post-doctoral contracts (3 to 6 months) has just been launched. It will close on 14 October. READ MORE
Pilot project ''Safeguarding for Posterity Two Private Collections of Palm-Leaf Manuscripts from the Tamil Country (EAP1294)''
Pondicherry, India, 13 September 2021
The pilot project "Safeguarding for Posterity Two Private Collections of Palm-Leaf Manuscripts from the Tamil Country (EAP1294)" has been awarded a grant under the British Library's Endangered Archives Program, supported by the Arcadia Fund!

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Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 08 September 2021
From Monday, September 13, access to the EFEO library changes:
  • The library will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • It will no longer be necessary to reserve a place in the reading room, but you will have to be registered or pre-registered on the Bulac catalogue for the "Maison de l'Asie" site: https://catalogue.bulac.fr/
  • The documents will be communicated 20 minutes after their reservation from your reader's account, and will be made available on the shelves on the patio side of the reading room- The library will welcome 15 readers per day. In case of overcrowding, priority will be given to readers consulting EFEO documents
  • The health pass will not be required, but the wearing of masks and the respect of protective measures will continue to apply
If you are experiencing Covid-19 type symptoms, please postpone your visit to the library.
ICAS-GIS Asir 2021 Book Award
Online,

The winner of the 2021 French-Language Book Prize is "La réforme politique en Birmanie pendant le premier moment colonial (1819-1878)" by Aurore Candier, published by the EFEO !