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Front facade of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Front facade of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Rear side view of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Rear side view of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Garden of the IFP
Garden of the IFP
Main Indology Hall of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Main Indology Hall of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
The Library reading room of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
The Library reading room of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Jawaharlal Nehru Conference Hall
Jawaharlal Nehru Conference Hall
Visit of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) on October 4, 1955
Visit of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) on October 4, 1955
Dr. Jean Filiozat, 1st Director of the IFP
Dr. Jean Filiozat, 1st Director of the IFP
Inauguration of NACLIN 2014 in the presence of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Inauguration of NACLIN 2014 in the presence of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presenting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 23, 2015, the Presidential Award of Certificate of Honour to Pandit S. Sambandan Sivacharya
President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presenting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on March 23, 2015, the Presidential Award of Certificate of Honour to Pandit S. Sambandan Sivacharya
Axis 2. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   The Saivasiddhanta is one of the ancient religio-philosophical systems. It was wide spread in many parts of India as well as in many countries of the South-East Asia since the first millennium. It is still very much in practice--both in private and in public—in Tamilnadu. In the course...
Axis 2. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   The Saiva Agama-s are one of the fundamental canonical texts that serve as the basis for the Religio-phiosophical system of Saivasiddhanta that are still in use. The French Institute of Pondicherry from its inception has been engaged in collecting the manuscripts of the Saiva Agama-s,...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   The IFP has wide experience of documenting south Indian temples and their murals since 1956 and its archives are useful for individuals to carry out research, temple and government authorities to rebuild temples, and serves as a resource centre to document statues now stolen. A proper...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   Given the favourable geographical location of the IFP in the heart of the Tamil country, the Department of Indology endeavours to study the Tamil language, history and culture in all its diversity.  An important direction of research within the "Tamil Studies" programme relates to...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   A Pioneering CD-ROM project on the identification of Hindu Gods and Goddesses is going on to identify the Hindu icons by using the Biotik software of the Ecology department in association with Dr.J.P. Pascal, the former Director and Dr.Pierre Grard, the present Director.   The...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   The IFP disposes of an extremely rare collection of photographs dating back to 1956 and subsequently enhanced over the years. This assorted collection (the only one of its kind), consists of about 1,50,000 black and white photographs and 5500 colour films and slides. Ranked as the...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives: To prepare an exhaustive historical study of the Buddhist sites. To make photo documentation of all the sites. The final output will be a CD-ROM  and also a web version of the same. Materials and methods: The sites were studied using literature, inscriptions and archaeological...
Axis 3. of the Indology Department / Objectives:   Tamil, one of the classical languages in India, is also an ever-evolving contemporary language practiced in more than three continents. The IFP, situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu, has consistently developed over the last five years a small research unit on Contemporary Tamil studies with...
Axis 1. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   In Sanskrit culture, Grammar (vyakarana) is given a central place. It is even considered as the first science (sastra). The Astadhyayi of Panini ( 4th century BC), codifies what we term as " classical " Sanskrit. A long series of commentaries have elucidated this over more than 2000...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   Jainism has had a fundamental importance in the construction of Tamil culture through the centuries, but has not yet been studied as much as it should. The aim of this project is to describe the Jain cultural and religious heritage of Tamil Nadu through a study of selected temples. The...

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