Mercantile Networks

The Lohana Trading Community

Originally from Sind, the Lohana are a trading community currently living in Maharastra, Kachch, Saurashtra and Gujurat. Pierre Lachaier will continue to work on Lohana texts translated from Gujarati. His research will be published in book form in 2008. Another volume may be published in 2009. Fieldwork will be need to be undertaken in Gujarat and Mumbai prior to the publication of a study on the Lohana and pharmaceutical products.

The Nadar and their Detergent Firms

At one time considered to be almost untouchable, the Nadar community from Tamil Nadu have become skilful merchants and are now active in all the state's major agglomerations. Pierre Lachaier intends to work on putting the notes he took in missions accomplished in the last four-year period. In view of the current state of his research, further fieldwork, coordinated by the Pondicherry Centre, will be required.

Muslim Mercantile Networks

Gujarati and Sindhi Studies : societies, languages and cultures (« Club Gujarat & Sindh-Club »)

Pierre Lachaier's study of the Parisian Khoja (Gujarati-speaking Twelver Shia immigrants from Madagascar) will be completed in early 2008. The study will generate two articles (already in the process of being published). A field study to be undertaken in Paris will provide material for the publication of a third article.

EFEO News
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 17 December 2018
Monday 17th December Pierre-Yves Manguin (EFEO) speaks on Ex-voto et rituels : le divin chez les marins en Asie.

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 READ MORE
Study Days ''Paris Dialogue on Archaeological Lidar''
Paris, France, 10 December 2018
The Paris Dialogue on Archaeological Lidar brings together, for the first time, a broad cross-section of archaeologists who use landscape-scale airborne laser scanning, along with key scholars in archaeological method and theory and specialists from other disciplines such as information technology, remote sensing, ecology, remote sensing, and engineering. The aim is to cultivate an ongoing dialogue between the archaeological lidar community, including important input and perspectives from outside the discipline, with a view to identifying and addressing some of the challenges we face as lidar continues to transform landscape archaeology and eventually becomes a routine part of archaeological fieldwork.
Study Day ''Typographies orientales et Imprimerie nationale. Histoire et patrimoine''
Paris, France, 06 December 2018
Michela Bussotti and François Lachaud are organizing the Study Day Maîtriser les langues, apprivoiser le monde, dictionnaires et lexiques bilingues en Asie orientale.

From 9h30 to 17h, Maison de l'Asie, Grand salon 1st floor, 22 avenue su Président Wilson, 75016 Paris.
Visit of Christophe Marquet to Cambodge
Angkor, Cambodge, 05 December 2018
The director of the EFEO paying his respect to his majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, on the occasion of the gala dinner offered by the national authority Apsara in Angkor (Elephant Terrace), for the 25th Anniversary of the International Coordinating Committee for the safeguarding and development of the historic site of Angkor (UNESCO), December 5, 2018.
Study Day '' Connecting Megalithic Cultures in South Asia ''
Paris, France, 04 December 2018
Valérie Gillet and Laurianne Bruneau (EPHE) are organizing the Study Day Connecting Megalithic Cultures in South Asia.

From 9:30 to 18:30, Maison de l'Asie, Grand salon on the 1st floor, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris