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.


Conference papers (published)

NARENTHIRAN R. and SARAVANAN G., 2013. Metric Analysis of Journal of the American Oriental Society of Indology from 2003 to 2012, In: Swaminathan S., Sakthi Regha V., Panneerselvam P., Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum M., Kamatchi S. (ed), Proceedings of the National Conference on Next Generation Library Services SALIS 2013, 16-17 August 2013, Teynampet, Chennai, Central Library, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women (Autonomous) & Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), p. 524-529, ISBN: 978-81-903838-8-2.
SARAVANAN G. and DOMINIC J., 2013. Scientometric Analysis of International Literature on Paleoecology, In: Sangam S.L.,Patil S.B.,Bankapur V.M.,Kiran P. Savanur (ed), 2nd National Conference on Scientometrics and Knowledgement Management 20-21, April 2013 [CD-ROM], Prof.S.S. Basavanal Library, Karnatak University & In association with Institute of Scientometrics & Prof. S.L. Sanagam Felicitation Committe, Dharwad, ISBN: 978-81-921866-8-9.
SENTHIL BABU D., 2013. Mathematics and its Images of the Public, In: Nagarjuna G., A. Jamakhandi, E. Sam (ed), epiSTEME 5 International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Conference Proceedings., Cinnamonteal, pp. 25-30.

Working Papers

GUPTA A., 2013. Measuring urbanization around a regional capital : The case of Bhopal district, USR3330 Working Paper Series; 6 / SUBURBIN Working Papers Series;1, Institut Français de Pondichéry & Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, Pondicherry & New Delhi, xi, 76 p.. [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BASU R., 2013. Assessment of the economic and conservation potential of different land uses in Chikmagalur, Western Ghats, India, Masters Dissertation : TERI University, New Delhi, 48 p., Advisors: C. D. Nath (French Institute of Pondicherry), J.Chubamenla & P K Joshi (TERI University).
DJAOUTI A., 2013. Développement et mise en œuvre d'un SIG appliqué à la gestion d'un dispositif d'inventaire permanent de forêts, Mémoire de Licence en géomatique et environnement : Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques, Paris, 38 p., Principal advisor: C. Véga.
HAMROUNI A., 2013. Inventaire et caractérisations de forêts par des techniques de LIDAR aéroporté, Stage de Master spécialité statistiques : Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 30 p., Principal advisor: C. Véga.
PONNUCHAMY R., 2013. Melissopalynological and floristic studies to understand feeding prefernces of two native honeybees in a resotred landscape near Puducherry, South India [Thesis], Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, 152 p., Advisor: A. Pragasam and Co-advisor K. Anupama,.
VEZY R., 2013. Understand and protect endemism : application to the case of the (semi-) evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, Masters Dissertation : AgroParisTech & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Paris & Pondicherry, 50 p., Advisors: S. Traissac & C. Gaucherel. .
ZORZI C., 2013. Variation de la mousson indienne durant trois périodes climatiquement contrastées avec un focus sur l’Holocène, Masters Dissertation : University of Bordeaux/EPOC-EPHE & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Bordeaux & Pondicherry, 31 p., Advisor: M.F. Sanchez-Goni & K. Anupama.


SEBASTIA B., 2013. The tribal migrants from Chhattisgarh in Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh, Health issues and health recourses of Dorlas and Marias, 42 p, Report of an anthropological study commissioned by Médecins du Monde.

Awards and Honours

SUBBARAYALU Y., 2013. Endowment created in the name of Prof. Subbarayalu in the Department of Epigraphy and Archaeology of the Tanjavur Tamil University, by his former students and colleagues. .
TATACHARYA N.S.R., 2013. Awarded the Viswabharati Award for the year 2013 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh .


JENSEN N.T., 2012. For the Health of the Enslaved: Slaves, Medicine and Power in the Danish West Indies, 1803-1848, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 352 pages, 7 color plates, 3 halftones, 5 maps, 40 tables , ISBN: 978-87-63531-71-9. [Publisher link]
SUBBARAYALU Y., 2012. South India under the Cholas, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 272 p.,13 tables, 5 maps, ISBN: 978-0-19-807735-0. [Publisher link]
TATACHARYA N.S.R., SATAPATHY H., GRIMAL F. and LAKSHMINARASIMHAM S., 2012. Tārkikacakravarti Gadādharabhattācāryaviracitah Vyutpattivādah : N. S. Rāmānujatātācāryakrtayā: Vidvanmanoramākhyayā Vyākhyayā Sahitah. Volume 2, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Publication Series; 266 / Steles: Jean Filliozat Series in South Asian Culture and History; 1.2, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha-Tirupati, Pondicherry-Tirupati, xiii, 371 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-191-3, Author: N.S.R. Tatacharya ; General editor: Harekrishna Satapathy ; associate editors F. Grimal, S. Lakshminarasimham.

Edited books

AUBRIOT O. (ed.), 2012. Tank and Well Irrigation Crisis: Spatial, Environmental and Social Issues, Concept Publishing, New Delhi, lvi, 334 p., ISBN: 978-81-806978-6-9.
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2012. Pranava vidya parimalam enuum Onkara vilakkam, Teivaccekkilar Caivaciddantap Patacalai, Tancai, xiii, 222 p..
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2012. Unnatapurīśvaramāhātmyam : Milattūr Stalapurānam Sanskrit text critically edited for the first time along with Tamil translation, 2 vols., Milattur Satsangaseva Community Trust, Milattur, Tamilnadu.
KANNAN M. and RAJA VADIVEL. (ed.), 2012. Malai nakaram, Parvai : Pativukal, Coimbatore, 35 p.
KANNAN M. and SUDHAKKAR KATTHAK. (ed.), 2012. Kaimman, Parvai Pativukal, Coimbatore, 154 p.
SAMBANDAN S., DAGENS B., BARAZER-BILLORET M.-L., GANESAN T. and CREISMEAS J-M. (ed.), 2012. Sūkṣmāgama. Volume II (Chapters 14 to 53), 1st ed., Steles: Jean Filliozat Series in South Asian Culture and History; 3, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, clxxiii, 403 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-190-6. [Publisher link]


GRARD P., BOURGEOIS T.L., RODENBURG J., MARNOTTE P., CARRARA A., IRAKIZA R., MAKOKHA D., KYALO G., KOBUSINGE A. and ISWARIA K., 2012. AFROweeds - African weeds of rice, AfricaRice Editor. [Publisher link]

Book chapters

ATTEWELL G., HARDIMAN D., LAMBERT H. and MUKHARJI P.B., 2012. Agendas, In: Hardiman D., Mukharji P.B. (ed), Medical Marginality in South Asia: Situating Subaltern Therapeutics, Routledge, pp. 1-5, ISBN: 9780415502412. [Publisher link]
DENIS É., 2012. Demographic Surprises Foreshadow Change in Neoliberal Egypt, In: Sowers J.,Toensing C. (ed), The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, Verso, an Imprint of New Left Books, London & Brooklyn, p. 235-241, ISBN: 978-1844678754.
GANESAN T., 2012. Vedantic Saivism : Visistadvaita of Srikantha, In: Kutumba Sastry V.,Saxena P.,Kaushik P. (ed), Advaitamanih : Professor Ram Murti Sharma commemorative volume, Vidyanidhi Prakashan, New Delhi, p. 90-113, ISBN: 978-9380651378.
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. and MARIAM S., 2012. Las microfinanzas y la dinámica de la vulnerabilidad financiera. Lecciones de las áreas rurales del sur de la India, In: Villareal M.,Lourdes A. (ed), Las microfinanzas en los intersticios del desarrollo: Cálculos, normatividades y malabarismos, CIESAS, UPN, FOJAL, SEPROE, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, p. 69-93, ISBN: 9786079016821.
HARILAL M.S., 2012. Commercialising Traditional Medicine: Ayurvedic Manufacturing in Kerala, In: Sujatha V.,Abraham L. (ed), Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, p. 305-329, ISBN: 978-81-250-4501-4. [Publisher link]
HEADLEY Z.E., 2012. Of Dangerous Guardians and Contested Hierarchies: An Ethnographic Reading of a South Indian Copperplate, In: Murugaiyan A. (ed), New Dimensions in Tamil Epigraphy : Select Papers from the Symposia held at EPHE-SHP, Paris in 2005, 2006 and a Few Invited Papers, Cre-A Publishers, Chennai, p. 253-281, ISBN: 978-81-921302-4-8.
PORDIÉ L., 2012. Branding Indian aromatherapy. Differentiation through transnational networks, In: Scheid V.,MacPherson H. (ed), Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare, Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier, Edinburgh, p. 199-214, ISBN: 978-0702030215. [Publisher link]
PORDIÉ L., 2012. Ideal qualities and their religious matrix. Best practitioners of Tibetan medicine in rural Ladakh (short note), In: Scheid V.,MacPherson H. (ed), Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare, Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-0702030215. [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2012. Competing for Medical Space: Traditional Practioners in the Transmission and Promotion of Siddha Medicine, In: Sujatha V.,Abraham L. (ed), Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, p. 165-185, ISBN: 978-81-250-4501-4. [Publisher link]
SENTHIL BABU D., 2012. Learning Mathematics in Nineteenth Century South India, In: Cho Sung Je (ed), Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) Intellectual and Attitudinal challenges, COEX, Seoul, Korea, 8-15 July 2012, Springer International Publishing, p. 569-573, ISBN: 978-3-319-10685-4, DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-12688-3_60. [Publisher link]
SENTHIL BABU D., 2012. Indigenous Traditions and the Colonial Encounter: A Historical Perspective on Mathematics Education in India, In: R. Ramanujam, K. Subramaniam (ed), Mathematics Education in India: Status and Outlook, Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai, pp. 37-62.
SUBBARAYALU Y., 2012. Conception and understanding of some technical terms in Tamil inscriptions, In: Murugaiyan A. (ed), New Dimensions in Tamil Epigraphy : Select Papers from the Symposia held at EPHE-SHP, Paris in 2005, 2006 and a Few Invited Papers, Cre-A Publishers, Chennai, p. 35-46, ISBN: 978-81-921302-4-8.
SUBBARAYALU Y., 2012. Konerinmaikondan, the matchless king, In: Padigar S. V.,Shivananda V. (ed), Pratnakirti : recent studies in Indian epigraphy, history, archaeology and art : essays in honour of Prof. Shrinivas Ritti, Agam Kala Prakashan, New Delhi, p. 339-342, ISBN: 978-81-7320-119-6. [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

AGIER I., GUÉRIN I. and SZAFARZ A., 2012. Child gender and parental borrowing: Evidence from India, Economics Letters, 115 (2) : 363-365. [Publisher link]
AYYAPPAN N., RAMESH B.R., ARAVAJY S. and JEYAKUMAR S., 2012. Plantae, Myrtales, Memecylaceae, Memecylon macrocarpum Thwaites [1864]: Distribution extension and geographic distribution map, CheckList, 8 (2) : 280-282. [Publisher link]
BOURGEON G., NAIR K. M., RAMESH B.R. and LO SEEN D., 2012. Consequences of underestimating ancient deforestation in South India for global assessments of climatic change, Current Science, 102 (12) : 1699-1703. [Publisher link]
DEMPS K., ZORONDO-RODRIGUEZ F., GARCIA C. and REYES-GARCIA V., 2012. The Selective Persistence of Local Ecological Knowledge: Honey Collecting with the Jenu Kuruba in South India, Human Ecology, 40 (3) : 427-434, DOI : 10.1007/s10745-012-9489-0. [Publisher link]
DENIS É., MUKHOPADHYAY P. and ZERAH M.-H., 2012. Subaltern urbanisation in India, Economic & Political Weekly, XLVII (30) : 52-62. [Publisher link]
DRAY S., PÉLISSIER R., COUTERON P., FORTIN M.-J., LEGENDRE P., PERES-NETO R., BELLIER E., BIVAND R., BLANCHET F.G. and DE CÁCERES M., 2012. Community ecology in the age of multivariate multiscale spatial analysis, Ecological Monographs, 82 (3) : 257-275. [Publisher link]
ENJOLRAS G. and KAST R., 2012. Combining participating insurance and financial policies: A new risk management instrument against natural disasters in agriculture, Agricultural Finance Review, 72 (1) : 156-178, DOI: 10.1108/00021461211222231. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2012. Concept of Sakti in Saivasiddhanta, Journal of Sanskrit Academy, 21 : 103-112.
GAUCHEREL C., BOUDON F., HOUET T., CASTETS M. and GODIN C., 2012. Understanding patchy landscape dynamics: Towards a landscape language, PLoS ONE, 7 (9) : e46064, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046064. [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C. and H.J. JENSEN, 2012. Origins of evolution : Non-acqired characters dominates over acquired characters in changing environment, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 304 : 111-120. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., PONNARASU S. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2012. Ambiguities and paradoxes of the decent work deficit: bonded migrants in Tamil Nadu, Global Labour Journal, 3 (1) : 118-142. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2012. Dettes, protections et solidarités en Inde du Sud, Economies et Sociétés (Série 'Développement, croissance et progrès'), 46 (2) : 385-412.
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. and D’ESPALLIER B., 2012. Credit for whom and for what? The diversity of borrowing sources and borrowing uses in rural south-India, Journal of International Development. Special issue, 24 : S122 -S137, DOI: 10.1002/jid.1785. [Publisher link]
HARDY O.J., COUTERON P., MUNOZ F., RAMESH B.R. and PÉLISSIER R., 2012. Phylogenetic turnover in tropical tree communities: impact of environmental filtering, biogeography and mesoclimatic niche conservatism, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21 (10) : 1007-1016. [Publisher link]