Scientific Production

Scientific Production


The list below contains the scientific production of the French Institute of Pondicherry from 2009 onwards. It includes books, edited books, CD-ROMs, maps, book chapters, articles, published conference papers, theses, reports, working papers, awards and other miscellaneous publications.

For publications brought out under the imprint of the IFP and available for sale, please visit the Bookstore page. For the IFP’s scientific production deposited in the HAL-SHS open archive see the IFP's HAL-SHS page.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

PLOTON P., PÉLISSIER R., PROISY C., FLAVENOT T., BARBIER N., RAI S.N. and COUTERON P., 2012. Assessing aboveground tropical forest biomass using Google Earth canopy images, Ecological Applications, 22 (3) : 993-1003. [Publisher link]
RAMAN B., 2012. The rhetoric and reality of transparency : Transparent information, opaque city spaces and the empowerment question, The Journal of Community Informatics, 8 (2) : 866-909. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., AYYAPPAN N. and DE FRANCESCHI D., 2012. Calophyllum pascaliana, a new species of Clusiaceae from the Western Ghats, India, Kew Bulletin, 67 (1) : 115-118, DOI: 10.1007/s12225-012-9342-z. [Publisher link]
RENARD Q., PÉLISSIER R., RAMESH B.R. and KODANDAPANI N., 2012. Environmental susceptibility model for predicting forest fire occurrences in the Western Ghats of India, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 21 (4) : 368-379, DOI: 10.1071/WF10109. [Publisher link]
SEYLER T., SAKDAPOLRAK P., PRASAD S.S. and DHANRAJ R., 2012. A chikungunya outbreak in the metropolis of Chennai, India, 2006, Journal of Environmental Health, 74 (6) : 8-13.
SIELER R., 2012. Kalạri and Vaittiyacālai:Medicine and martial arts intertwined, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity, 7 (1) : 164-195, DOI: 10.1163/15734218-12341247. [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., 2012. Natural disasters in India with special reference to Tamil Nadu, Journal of Academia and Industrial Research, 1 (2) : 59-67. [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., ANUPAMA K., ARAVAJY S. and LIVINGSTONE C., 2012. Leaf classes, foliar phenology and life forms of selected woody species from the tropical forests of central and southern Eastern Ghats, India, CheckList, 8 (6) : 1248-1266. [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., REDDY C.D. and CHRISTOPHER P.J., 2012. Effect of Pre-sowing treatments on seed germination of Syzgium cumini (L.) skeels, Advances in Plant Sciences, 25 (1) : 297-299.
VEGA C., DURRIEU S., MOREL J. and ALLOUIS T., 2012. A sequential iterative dual-filter for Lidar terrain modeling optimized for complex forested environments, Computers & Geosciences, 44 : 31-41, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.03.021. [Publisher link]
ZENIL H., DELAHAYE J.-P. and GAUCHEREL C., 2012. Image characterization and classification by physical complexity, Complexity, 17 (3) : 26-42, DOI: 10.1002/cplx.20388. [Publisher link]

Non peer-reviewed journal articles

SARAVANAN G., RAMANUJAM K. and NARENTHIRAN R., 2012. User Satisfaction in the French Institute of Pondicherry : a case study, SALIS Journal of Information Management and Technology, 3 (1) : 44-52.

Conference papers (published)

AULONG S. and KAST R., 2012. A conceptual framework for vulnerability assessment: application to global change stressors among South Indian farmers, In: Lazzeri Y., Moustier E. (ed), Vulnérabilité, équité et créativité en Méditerranée, Presses Universitaires de Provence et Presses Universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, p. 85-98.
BAKKOUR D. and KAST R., 2012. Governance and Global scenario, In: Duraisamy P. (ed), Corporate Excellence in Challenging Gobal Scenario, Hikey Media, Chennai, p. 242-246, ISBN: 978-81-9252-860-1.
NARENTHIRAN R. and SARAVANAN G., 2012. Collection Development, Information Seeking Behaviour of Tamil Readers of the French Institute of Pondicherry: A Study, In: Oh Dong-Geun (Editor-in-Chief), Ramesh Babu B....[et al.]. (ed), Proceedings of the International Conference on Collection Development in the Digital Environment , University of Madras Library, Chennai, p. 561-568, ISBN: 978-93-81992-28-9.
NARENTHIRAN R., SARAVANAN G. and RAMANUJAM K., 2012. The Digitization of Palmleaf Manuscripts, In: Surianarayanan S.,Chitra Dhavaputhalvi A.,Muralidhar S.,Dominic J. (ed), Proceedings of the National Conference on Innovative Library Services in Digital Era, SALIS 2012, 19-21 January 2012, Central Library, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology & Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), Pollachi, p. 457-462, ISBN: 978-81-903838-6-8.
SARAVANAN G., 2012. Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Publications of the Western Ghats, In: Nagarajan M.,Ponnudurai R.,Ravi S. (ed), Proceedings of the National Seminar on Scientometrics and Informetrics, 9-10 March 2012, Department of Library and Information Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, p. 215-220, ISBN: 978-81-908455-7-1.
SARAVANAN G. and PANNEERSELVAM P., 2012. Bibliometric study of Current Botany from DOAJ, In: Surianarayanan S.,Dominic J.,Panneerselvam P. (ed), Proceedings of the National Conference on Open Source Integrated Library Systems, 08-09 June 2012, Central Library, B.S. Abdur Rahman University & Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), Vandalur, Chennai, p. 55-63, ISBN: 978-81-903838-7-5.
SARAVANAN G. and PRASAD S., 2012. Scientometric Portrait of G. Thanikaimoni: A Palynologist of High Repute, In: Sadasivamurthy P., Shivalingaiah D., Sangam S.L., Sampath Kumar B. T.,Keshava (ed), National Conference on Scientometrics : Conference Proceedings, Dept. of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University in Association with Institute of Scientometrics, Tumkur University, Tumkur, p. 279-291, ISBN: 978-81-924393-7-2.

Working Papers

ATTEWELL G., JAUZELON C. and GANESHAN N., 2012. Asset planning for environmental health in the communities of Avvai Nagar and Udayar Thoppu, Puducherry, India, USR3330 Working Papers Series; 5, Institut Français de Pondichéry/Centre de Sciences Humaines, 49 p.. [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BAROIS C., 2012. La Vāyavīyasaṃhitā : doctrine et rituels śivaïtes en contexte purāṇique, Ph.D. Thesis : École Doctorale 472, mention «Religions et systèmes de pensée», École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, Advisor: L. Bansat-Boudon.
CELLIER P., 2012. Macroécologie des arbres endémiques des Ghâts Occidentaux (Inde) : aspects bioclimatiques, biogéographiques et enjeux pour leurs conservations, Master 2Pro Dissertation (Ingénierie en Ecologie et en Gestion de la Biodiversité) : University Montpellier 2, Montpellier, 56 p., Advisors: F. Munoz & R. Pélissier.
DEJOUHANET L., 2012. « Unclear Occupation » : La filière des plantes ayurvédiques : Paradoxes et limites de la gestion publique des ressources forestières au Kérala (Inde), Ph.D. Thesis : Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, 556 p., Advisor: F. Landy.
LECOLE D., 2012. Etude des dynamiques de population par analyse morphologique de paysages de villes : cas des agglomérations indiennes, Master2 Dissertation : Université Marnes La vallée, ENSG, Paris , 41 p..
MARIUS-GNANOU K., 2012. Etudes postcoloniales et géographie féministe. Une application aux inégalités de genre en Inde, Habilitation : Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, ADES & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Bordeaux 3, 573 p..
PERRIER S., 2012. L'agriculture autour de la ville moyenne de Tindivanam, Tamil Nadu, Inde du Sud : vers un processus de diversification embryonnaire?, Master1 Dissertation : Université Paris X, Nanterre, 134 p., Advisors: F. Landy and K. Marius-Gnanou. [Publisher link]


DELOCHE J., 2011. A study in Nayaka-period social life : Tiruppudaimarudur paintings and carvings, Collection Indologie; 116, Institut Français de Pondichéry / École française d'Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry, xi, 137 p.,col. ill., ISBN: 978-81-8470-187-6 (IFP) / 978-285539-108-3 (EFEO).
MISHRA D., 2011. Suryasatakam of Mayura : with the commentaries of Madhusudana and Vaidyanatha, Literary Circle, Jaipur, viii, 156 p., ISBN: 81-8182-062-2.
TATACHARYA N.S.R., SATAPATHY H., GRIMAL F. and LAKSHMINARASIMHAM S., 2011. Tārkikacakravarti Gadādharabhattācāryaviracitah Vyutpattivādah : N. S. Rāmānujatātācāryakrtayā: Vidvanmanoramākhyayā Vyākhyayā Sahitah. Volume 1, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Publication Series; no. 231/ Steles: Jean Filliozat Series in South Asian Culture and History; no 1.1, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha-Tirupati, Pondicherry / Tirupati, xiii, 443 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-185-2, Author: N.S.R. Tatacharya; General editor: Harekrishna Satapathy ; associate editors F. Grimal, S. Lakshminarasimham.

Edited books

AX C F., BRIMNES N., JENSEN N.T. and OSLUND K. (ed.), 2011. Cultivating the Colonies : Colonial States and Their Environmental Legacies, Ohio RIS Global Series; 12, Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, 344 p., ISBN: 978-0896802827 . [Publisher link]
BUCK D.C. and KANNAN M. (ed.), 2011. Tamil Dalit literature: My Own Experience., Steles: Jean Filliozat Series in South Asian Culture and History; 2, Institut Français de Pondichéry / North Central Education Foundation, A Project of The Peden Fund, Pondicherry, xxxviii, 158 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-186-9.
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2011. Unnatapurīśvaramāhātmyam (Milattūr Sthalapurānam) : The Holy legend of the town of Milattūr (in Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu). Edited from manuscripts; text with Tamil translation, introduction, summary of chapters in Tamil and English, 2 vols, Milattur Sri Satsangaseva Community Trust, Milattur.
GUÉRIN I., HERSENT F. and FRAISSE L. (ed.), 2011. Femmes, économie et développement : De la résistance à la justice sociale, Erès/IRD, Paris, 384 p., ISBN: 978-2-7492-1298-2. [Publisher link]
HOLDEN L. (ed.), 2011. Cultural Expertise and Litigation: Patterns, Conflicts, Narratives, Routledge, London, 238 p.. [Publisher link]
HOLDEN L. and MEHDI R. (ed.), 2011. Law and Corruption : Journal of Law and Social Research (special issue) .
KANNAN M. (ed.), 2011. Antakanin Col : Poems, Translations and a Short Story by Asta Vakkiran, Parvai Pativukal, Coimbatore, 68 p.
LUBIN T., DAVIS D.R. and KRISHNAN J. (ed.), 2011. Hinduism and Law : An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, New York, xv, 303 p., ISBN: 978-1-107-01249-3. [Publisher link]
PORDIÉ L. (ed.), 2011. Savoir thérapeutiques asiatiques et globalisation. Revue d’Anthropologie des Connaissances, (numéro spécial) 5 (1), 206 p., DOI: 10.3917/rac.012.0003. [Publisher link]


GRIMAL F., VENKATARAJA SARMA V. and LAKSHMINARASIMHAM S., 2011. Pāṇinīyavyākaraṇodāharaṇakośaḥ. La grammaire paninéenne par ses exemples. Vol. 3.2. Tingantaprakaraṇam 2. [CD-ROM], Collection Indologie; n°93.3.2, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient / Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha-Tirupati, Pondicherry / Tirupati, ISBN: 978-81-8470-184-5 (IFP) / 978-285539-125-0 (EFEO).
VASANTHY G., 2011. Palynology and certain aspects of histology of the Vernonieae (Asteraceae) in South India [PDF on CD-ROM], Collection Ecologie; 47, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, ISBN: 978-81-8470-183-8.

Book chapters

AMI D. and KAST R., 2011. Une analyse économique de l’application du principe de précaution, In: Marciano A.,Tourres B. (ed), Regards critiques sur le principe de précaution. Le cas des OGM. Chapitre 4, Editions Vrin, Paris, p. 163-200.
ATTEWELL G., 2011. Indian medicine: Ayurveda in context, In: Bynum W.,Bynum H. (ed), Great Discoveries in Medicine , Thames and Hudson, New York, p. 22-25, ISBN: 978-0500251805.
AUBRIOT O., 2011. L'eau souterraine en Inde du sud. Un savoir réservé aux nouveaux maîtres de l'eau?, In: Mahias M.-C. (ed), Construire les savoirs dans l'action : Apprentissages et enjeux sociaux en Asie du Sud, Purusartha; 29, EHESS, Paris, 237-262. [Publisher link]
BENJAMIN S. and RAMAN B., 2011. Claiming land, contestations and the urban poor in globalizing times, In: Zérah M.-H.,Dupont V.,Rawal S. T. L. (ed), Urban Policies and the Right to the City in India: Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship, UNESCO-CSH, New Delhi, p. 63-75, ISBN: 978-81-89218-42-3. [Publisher link]
BLAIKIE C. and PORDIÉ L., 2011. Introductory remarks on traditional medicine, In: Savajol N.,Tuoun V.,John S. (ed), Traditional therapeutic knowledge of the Bunong people in North-eastern Cambodia, Nomad RSI Editions, Phnom Penh.
DELPEU M., 2011. Prendre en charge les enfants affectés par le VIH/ sida en Inde du Sud : Recommandations internationales et pratiques locales, In: Eboko F., Bourdier F., Broqua C. (ed), Les Suds face au sida: Quand la société civile se mobilise, Objectifs Suds, IRD Editions, Paris, p. 179-203, ISBN: 9782709917063.
GANESAN T., 2011. Saiva Siddhanta, In: Jacobsen Knut A.,Malinar Angelika (ed), Brill's Encyclopaedia of Hinduism. Volume 3, Brill, Leiden, p. 514-531. [Publisher link]
GARCIA C., GHAZOUL J. and KUSHALAPPA C.G., 2011. Geographical Indications and Landscape Labelling in Kodagu District, India, In: Ottaviani D.,N.E.H. Scialabba (ed), Payment for Ecosystem Services and Food Security, FAO, Rome, p. 190-197, ISBN: 978-92-5-106796-3. [Publisher link]
GHAZOUL J., GARCIA C. and KUSHALAPPA C.G., 2011. Landscape Labelling Approaches to PES : Bundling Services, Products and Stewards, In: Ottaviani D.,N.E.H. Scialabba (ed), Payment for Ecosystem Services and Food Security, FAO, Rome, p. 170-189, ISBN: 978-92-5-106796-3. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., 2011. The Gender of Finance and Lessons for Microfinance, In: Armendariz B.,Labie M. (ed), Handbook of Microfinance, World Scientific Publishing, London-Singapore, p. 420-432, ISBN: 978-981-4295-65-9. [Publisher link]