At the Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient EFEO

S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma welcomed at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Matrushree Oriental College at Jillellamudi (Andhra Pradesh) 9th December 2021.

Hugo David and SAS Sarma were honoured with an award for their sincere and dedicated contributions to Sanskrit studies and research by the Vadakke Madham Brahmaswam Vedic Research Centre, Thrissur Kerala, on 13 November 2021.

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Matrushree Oriental College at Jillellamudi (Andhra Pradesh) on December 9, 2021, S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma, who worked there for 16 years from the inception of the college until he joined the EFEO in 1987, delivered a keynote address and was then honoured by the management and his former students.

At the French Institute of Pondicherry IFP

Carmen Spiers receiving the prize.

Carmen Spiers has received the French thesis prize "Prix de la Chancellerie" on December 7th, 2021, in the Grand Salon of Sorbonne University in Paris, for her PhD thesis entitled "Magie et poésie dans l'Inde ancienne. Édition, traduction et commentaire de la Paippalādasaṁhitā de l’Atharvaveda, livre 3" prepared at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-PSL and directed by Nalini Balbir and Arlo Griffiths.


David Picherit has won the Best Edited Volume Accolade at the ninth edition (2021) of the ICAS Book Prize for which nearly 1000 titles were submitted, for the edited book Mafia Raj: The Rule of Bosses in South Asian (Lucia Michelutti, Ashraf Hoque, Nicolas Martin, David Picherit, Paul Rollier, Arild E. Ruud, Clarinda Still, Stanford University Press, 2018). Collaborative, multivocal and organic, this book offers an accessible and comprehensive anthropology of gangster politicians and violent entrepreneurs in South Asia. It elucidates muscular politics and everyday criminality with analytical depth and ethnographic detail through portraits of charismatic anti-heroes with blurred identities, encompassing boss, delinquent and movie star.


At the Centre de Sciences Humaines CSH Delhi

Bruno Dorin has been invited by Rajiv Kumar, the vice-president of NITI Aayog (the Indian equivalent of the French High Commission for Planning) to co-author with two of his economist colleagues (Neelam Patel and Ranveer Nagaich) a working paper entitled "A New Paradigm for Indian Agriculture: From Agroindustry to Agroecology".

Himanshu was approached by Kunal Sen, the Director of UNU-WIDER, to produce a book on inequality and poverty with a focus on India. This honorary publication project is part of a new series of books/monographs entitled "UNU-WIDER Elements Series in Development Economics" published by Cambridge University Press.