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About Pattrika
This newsletter, conceived to give a glimpse of the many and varied projects conducted by the French research centres in India, circulated for several years as a "dead-tree" newsletter, then as a large PDF file. After a pause for reflection in 2016, we have decided to relaunch it in a more convenient online format as a biannual newsletter. This issue covers the first half of 2017, with one or two allusions to significant events from just before or after this period. Click here for previous issues
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Mega sale of select publications of the French Institute of Pondicherry
The French Institute of Pondicherry is conducting a mega sale of some of its old publications with discounts ranging from 50% to 80%. These discounts will be applicable only on select publications (see links to the lists below), for a limited period, i.e. 16th October to 15th November 2017, and till stocks last. The IFP/EFEO co-publications will be available both from the IFP and EFEO.
The consolidated list can be downloaded at: Consolidated list
Department-wise lists are also available at the following locations:
Indology: Indology list
Social Sciences: Social Sciences list
Ecology: Ecology list

IFP, a partner in the 2017 Pondicherry Heritage Festival
The French Institute of Pondicherry was a partner in the 2017 Pondicherry Heritage Festival held between 5th and 26th February 2017 and which celebrated Pondicherry's rich and diverse heritage.For more information on the festival click here

For other events of the IFP, please visit our website


As part of the 2017 Pondicherry Heritage Festival in February 2017, the EFEO organised lecture-tours of its premises to showcase its activities to visitors and Pondicherrians.

Visit of Trivandum Sanskrit College.
As part of the "Walking with a Scholar" project sponsored by the Government of Kerala, a large group of students and teachers from the Trivandrum Government Sanskrit College spent the morning of 13th February at the Centre. As part of the interaction, various scholars of the EFEO (Hugo David, Dominic Goodall, S.A.S. Sarma, R. Sathyanarayanan, G. Vijayavenugopal, Eva Wilden) gave brief presentations of aspects of their research. The visit was co-ordinated by S.A.S. Sarma.


OUP blog hosts S. S. Jodhka's insight on culture, caste and the Indian middle class
CSH affiliated researcher S. S. Jodhka, a professor at the JNU University, associated with Aseem Prakash on the redaction of an insightful blog post on "Who are the middle class in India?" on the Oxford University Press Blog. In this article, the authors make way for the analysis of the Indian Middle Class and the questions attached to the issue, such as "does the expansion of middle class imply a major shift in India's political culture and social values?" or "with its rise weaken and eventually end ascriptive hierarchies, based on caste, tribe and other such identities?" July 15 2016.

UNESCO - CSH Research expertise on Art Policy
Christine ITHURBIDE, post-doc at the CSH in 2015-2017, was granted a research program from the UNESCO for her expertise on Art Policy, on the subject: "Study on the status of visual art sector in India following the Monitoring Framework for 2005 Convention developed by UNESCO HQ", a programme running from october 2016 to August 2017.