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BIOTIK: Biodiversity Informatics and Co-Operation in Taxonomy for Interactive Shared Knowledge Base. Western Ghats v 1.0. A multimedia identification system of evergreen tree species of the Western Ghats, India. [DVD-ROM].

Author B.R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, P.Grard, J.Prosperi, S.Aravajy J.P.Pascal…[et al.]
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2010
Series Collection Ecologie n°46
Language English, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil
ISBN 978-81-8470-168-5
Price 300.00 INR (14.00 EUR)

Passages: Relationships Between Tamil And Sanskrit.

Author Edited by Kannan.M., Jennifer Clare
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry / Tamil Chair, DSSEAS, Univ. of California (Berkeley)
Year 2009
Pages 423 p.
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°11
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-176-0
Price 700.00 INR (30.00 EUR)

Assessment and Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. 2. Assessment of Tree Biodiversity, Logging Impact and General Discussion. [E-paper]

Author B.R. Ramesh, M.H. Swaminath, Santhoshagouda Patil, S. Aravajy, Claire Elouard
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2009
Pages pp. 65-124
Series Pondy Papers in Ecology n°7
Language English

Data Paper – High-Resolution Topographic and Bioclimatic Data for the Southern Western Ghats of India (IFP_ECODATA_BIOCLIM) [E-paper]

Author Quentin Renard, G. Muthusankar, Raphaël Pelissier
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2009
Pages 21 p.
Series Pondy Papers in Ecology n°8
Language English

Assessment and Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. 1. General Introduction and Forest Land Cover and Land Use Changes (1977-1997) [E-paper]

Author B.R. Ramesh, Mohan Seetharam, M. C. Guero, R. Michon
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2009
Pages pp. 1-64
Series Pondy Papers in Ecology n°6
Language English

Four forts of the Deccan

Author Jean Deloche
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient
Year 2009
Pages 206 p. incl. ill.
Series Collection Indologie n°111
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-175-3
Price 1000.00 INR (43.00 EUR)

Between Preservation and Recreation. Tamil Traditions of Commentary. Proceedings of a Workshop in Honour of T.V. Gopal Iyer.

Author Edited by Eva Wilden
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient
Year 2009
Pages xiv, 320 p.
Series Collection Indologie n°109
Language Tamil, English
ISBN 978-81-8470-173-9
Price 600.00 INR (26.00 EUR)

Two Śaiva teachers of the sixteenth century. Nigamajñāna I and his disciple Nigamajñāna II

Author T. Ganesan
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2009
Pages xviii, 274 p
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°9
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-169-2
Price 600.00 INR (26.00 EUR)

Deep Rivers: Selected Writings on Tamil Literature.

Author François Gros. Translated from French by M. P. Boseman. Edited by Kannan M., Jennifer Clare
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry / Tamil Chair, DSSEAS, Univ. of California (Berkeley)
Year 2009
Pages xxxviii, 520 p.
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°10
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-172-2
Price 800.00 INR (35.00 EUR)

Reading Himalayan Landscapes over Time. Environmental Perception, Knowledge and Practice in Nepal and Ladakh.

Author Edited by Joëlle Smadja ; translated from French by Bernadette Sellers
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2009
Pages xiv, 671 p., ill. + 1 folded map
Series Collection Sciences Sociales n°14
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-170-8
Price 1000.00 INR (44.00 EUR)

Streams of Language. Dialects in Tamil.

Author Edited by Kannan M.
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2008
Pages xxii, 335 p.
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°6
Language Tamil, English, French.
ISBN 978-81-8470-161-6
Price 500.00 INR (23.00 EUR)

Nar̠r̠iṇai. Text and translation

Author Translated by N. Kandasamy Pillai; presented by V. Arasu, Kannan M.
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2008
Pages xxxii, 284 p.
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°7
Language English, Tamil
ISBN 978-81-8470-165-4
Price 520.00 INR (25.00 EUR)

The Legacy of French Rule in India (1674-1954): an investigation of a process of Creolization.

Author Animesh Rai
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry & City University of New York
Year 2008
Pages viii, 251 p.
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°8
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-167-8
Price 500.00 INR (23.00 EUR)

Law, Land Use and the Environment: Afro-Indian dialogues. Enjeux fonciers et environnementaux : Dialogues afro-indiens.

Author Edited by / sous la direction de Christoph Eberhard
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2008
Pages xv, 549 p.
Series Collection Sciences Sociales n°13
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-160-9
Price 600.00 INR (26.00 EUR)

Tannir : inippum kacappum. Nirppasana muraikalum navena marrankal [VCD]

Author Written and directed by Nathanaël Coste, Nicolas Ploumpidis; co-authors K. Anupama, O. Aubriot, Y. Gunnell.
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2007
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°5
Language Tamil
ISBN 978-81-8470-158-6
Price 200.00 INR (9.00 EUR)

Bittersweet waters : irrigation practices and modern challenges in South India. Eaux douces, eaux amères : pratiques d’irrigation et défis modernes en Inde du Sud. Tannir : inippum kacappum [DVD-ROM]

Author Written and directed by Nathanaël Coste, Nicolas Ploumpidis; co-authors K. Anupama, O. Aubriot, Y. Gunnell.
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2007
Series IFP - Publications Hors série n°5
Language English, French, Tamil
ISBN 978-81-8470-157-9
Price 300.00 INR (14.00 EUR)

Pollen grains of South Indian trees V.1.0. A user-friendly multimedia identification software. [CD-ROM]

Author G. Vasanthy, P. Grard. Research assistance G. Jayapalan
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2007
Series Collection Ecologie n°45
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-156-2
Price 300.00 INR (14.00 EUR)

Studies on fortification in India.

Author Jean Deloche
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient
Year 2007
Pages 267 p. incl. 70 p. of ill. & plans
Series Collection Indologie n°104
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-151-7
Price 800.00 INR (35.00 EUR)

Les nomades d’aujourd’hui. Ethnologie des éleveurs Raika en Inde.

Author Sandrine Prévot ; préface de Gilles Tarabout
Publisher Aux Lieux d’Etre in collaboration with the Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2007
Pages 240 p.
Language French
ISBN 978-2-916063-43-0
Price 690.00 INR (25.00 EUR)

Forest landscapes of the Southern Western Ghats, India: biodiversity, human ecology and management strategies

Author Edited By B.R. Ramesh, Rajan Gurukkal
Publisher Institut Français de Pondichéry
Year 2007
Pages 298 p. + CD-ROM (in pocket of back cover)
Series Collection Ecologie n°40
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8470-155-5
Price 550.00 INR (25.00 EUR)