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
12th DocAsie Day
Paris, France, 20 June 2018
The next DocAsie meetings will take place from June 20th to 22nd in Paris, at the Maison de l'Asie and at the Campus Condorcet (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord). For these 12th Days, the focus will be on the treatment of sound funds as well as the presentation of precious and / or specialized funds.
The provisional program is available HERE.
Registrations are closed.

(Manuscrit rituel bouddhique MS.SL.59 dit « collection de mudrās », Népal, XIXe siècle, collection Sylvain Lévi, Institut d'études indiennes du Collège de France)
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 18 June 2018
Monday 18th June Arlo Griffiths (EFEO) speaks on Histoire sociale des brahmanes en Inde et les modes de transmission du corpus védique.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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Talk by Franciscus Verellen sur ''La stèle du Chenal de la puissance céleste et la naissance de la poudre noire en Chine''
Paris, France, 08 June 2018
Friday, June 8, Franciscus Verellen speaks on La stèle du Chenal de la puissance céleste et la naissance de la poudre noire en Chine at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. On this occasion, he presents the latest epigraphic discoveries collected on the Chinese coast of the Gulf of Tonkin (Guangxi) during a field mission in May 2018 on the remains of the channel dug by Gao Pian in 868, opening a supply route and trade between the Annam Protectorate and mainland China.
At 3.30 pm, public sitting in the Grande salle des séances, Institut de France, 23, Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.