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This biannual newsletter is conceived to give a glimpse of the many and varied projects conducted by the French research centres in India.This third issue in the new online format covers the first half of 2018. Click here for previous issues
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At the IFP...

Kashi GOMEZ, a PhD candidate from University of California, Berkeley, USA, was affiliated to the Indology Department of the IFP from 06th June 2018 to 14th December 2018. She pursued her research on "Lady Dindima: Gender, Family Networks and the Transmission of Sanskrit in the Vernacular Age" under the supervision of Mr. M. Kannan, researcher at the Indology Department.

Dr. Nicolas DEJENNE, Associate Professor in Indian Studies at the Sorbonne University, Paris, was on CNRS deputation at the Indology Department of the IFP from 15/09/2016 to 31/08/2018. Mr. Nicolas's research theme focused on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas, historiography in India and history of Indian studies. He was replaced in his position by Dr. Anthony GOREAU.

At the CSH...

Tristan BRUSLÉ, CNRS researcher in ethno-geography left the CSH in August 2018. He had joined the centre three years ago and headed the Globalisation and Migration research department. During his stay, he carried out extensive fieldwork in the Nepalese Eastern Terai.

Moane ROSELLO, Scientific Secretary at the CSH since November 2017, left after completing her contract at the end of October 2018.

Sneha KAPOOR who had joined the CSH three years ago as Secretary to the Director, left in October 2018 to join the administrative team of the Institut Français en Inde.

At the EFEO...

Alessandro GRAHELI from the IKGA, Austrian Academy of Sciences, received a grant from the Project 28069-G24 of the FWF (Austrian Research Fund), in the context of the project “The Meaning of the Sentence in Indian Philosophy”, to spend a month (July-August) in Pondicherry to work on his Critical Edition of Mukula’s Abhidhāvṛttimātṛkā and Mammaṭa’s Śabdavyāpāravicāra

Marine SCHOETTEL, an MA student from the EPHE (École Pratique des Hautes Études) and EFEO scholar arrived on 20 July to spend 2 months at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO to work on her project entitled “For a pluridisciplinary approach to religious life in Java during the Majapahit period (1294–1500 ce): between material culture, epigraphy and didactic texts”.

Jens Uwe AUGSPURGER, scholar of the EFEO from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, was in Pondicherry from 21 June to 31 August 2018 to work on his project “Westerners in India: Perception of Yoga and its entanglement with Political Philosophy”.

Suganya ANANDAKICHENIN, left the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO to join the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg after having worked here since September 2014 as a post-doctoral research scholar in the field of Vaishnava studies, within the framework of the NETamil Project.

B. THILAKASIVASUNDARAM, who joined the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO in June 2014 as a system-administrator for the NETamil Project, left to join Tata Consultancy Services in Chennai.

Joseph BADAWI-CROOK, a graduate from Oxford University who has currently applied to the University of Chicago arrived on 17 July 2018 to spend 6 months at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO to work on Sanskrit language and Indian epic and join the regular reading sessions organised by Dominic Goodall and others.

Andrea ACRI, Lecturer in Tantric Studies at the EPHE - PSL Research University (Religious Sciences Section), came to Pondicherry in September for two weeks to continue his research on tantric cosmography, as part of his project to study the Bhuvanakosa, a Balinese cosmographic text in Old Javanese and Sanskrit.

Kashi GOMEZ (PhD student at the University of Berkeley) stayed for several months in Pondicherry. She worked with S.L.P. Anajaneya Sarma on her thesis-project, which is devoted to Rājaśekhara’s theatrical works and their Sanskrit commentaries. She also participated in readings of Sanskrit poetic texts led by Hugo David and S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma.

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