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
IATS2019 Tibetology Congress
Paris, France, 08 July 2019
Fabienne Jagou, alongside Matthew Kapstein (EPHE), Françoise Pommaret (CRCAO), Françoise Robin (INALCO) and Nicolas Sihlé (CEH), are organising the IATS2019-Paris Tibetology Congress as part of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS). This congress, in which the EFEO is a partner, brings together more than 650 researchers from all over the world and will take place from July 8 to 13, 2019, in Paris, at INALCO.

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Visit to Toyo bunko
Tokyo, Japan, 08 July 2019
Christophe Marquet, Director, was received with François Lachaud, head of the EFEO Center in Tokyo, by the management of Toyo bunko.
Visit of H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn
Bangkok, Thailand, 04 July 2019
On July 5, 2019, at the annual conference of the Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC), Khunying Khaisri Sri-Aroon invited Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn to visit the offices that the EFEO has occupied since the SAC was created in 1997.Jacques Leider thanked H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn for the hospitality extended to the EFEO and emphasized the excellent working atmosphere that prevails among all the Centre's researchers.
Legend: From left to right: Surakarn Thoesomboon (secretary of the EFEO Center), Jacques Leider (head of the EFEO Center), Khun Pirapon Pisnupong (Director of the SAC), HRH Princess Sirindhorn and Khunying Khaisri Sri-Aroon (Secretary General of the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation).
The EFEO is seeking to recruit three PhD Candidates (F/M)
Paris, France, 01 July 2019
Three positions are open for PhD research to be carried out in the framework of the DHARMA Project. The PhD candidates will conduct full-time doctoral research in Southeast Asian epigraphy.
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Visit of the President of the Republic
Kyoto, Japan, 27 June 2019
As part of the official trip to Japan of the President of the Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron,  Martin Nogueira Ramos, head of the Kyoto EFEO Centre, spoke during the visit to the Kôdaiji Monastery, a major place of Zen Buddhism (Rinzai). This visit provided an opportunity for exchanges on the EFEO's scientific action and partnerships in Japan.

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