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Roland Lardinois

Senior Research Fellow
Field(s): Sociology, History, Demography
Institutional affiliation(s): CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research)

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roland.lardinois[at]gmail.com

 

Presentation

Roland Lardinois studied history and geography (particularly tropical geography) at the University of Rouen (Upper Normandy) before being trained as a professional demographer at the Institut de Démographie in Paris. Starting in the 1970s, he rounded out his training in sociology by attending Pierre Bourdieu’s courses. He first worked as an Expert-Demographer in Central and Western Africa, then specialized on India where he lived for four years (1981-1985), during which time he was a research fellow at the French Institute of Pondichery (Tamilnadu), and then spent four more years at the Humanities and Social Sciences Center in New Delhi (2009-2013).

His research interests are twofold. Firstly Roland Lardinois is working on the historical sociology of knowledge on India and the sociology of India, and he has published a book on this topic (English translation, Scholars and Prophets, 2013) as well as edited a collective volume on the French Sanskrit scholar Sylvain Lévi (1863-1935). Currently, he is working in collaboration with the historian Catherine Fhima to edit a volume of correspondence between Sylvain Lévi and the French sociologist Marcel Mauss (Durkheim’s nephew). He is also working on the history of the sociology of India (see publication with Meenakshi Thapan, 2006).

Secondly, Roland Lardinois is conducting sociological research on Indian Engineers as part of an Indian research project he initiated and which is now headed by the French historian Vanessa Caru; 10 scholars (5 from India and 5 from France) are participating in this research project which is funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche—French National Research Agency). More precisely, Roland Lardinois is working on software engineers (see publication 2014) and on engineering education. He is doing fieldwork on coaching institutes and engineering colleges, particularly in Kota (Rajasthan), a city dedicated to the coaching service industry.

 

Research Subjects

Historical sociology of knowledge on India

History of sociology of India

Sociology of engineers in India

 

HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches—Habilitation to Direct Advanced Research)

Le champ de production des savoirs sur l’Inde en France (XIXe–XXe siècles, under the direction of Francis Zimmermann, EHESS, 2007.

 

Publications (books only)

2014, Le secteur des technologies de l’information et de la communication en Inde [Sociography of the ITC Sector in India], Paris, Agence Pour l’Emploi des Cadres, 142 p.

2013, Scholars and Prophets. Sociology of India from France 19th-20th Centuries, New Delhi, Social Science Press, 564 p.

2010 Sylvain Lévi. Le savant et le citoyen. Lettres de Sylvain Lévi à Jean-Richard Bloch et à Jacques Bigard (secrétaire de l’Alliance israélite universelle), Paris, Éditions Honoré Champion, 300 pages. Co-directed with Georges Weill.

2008, Sylvain Lévi, Génie de l’Inde. Leçon inaugurale de la chaire de langue et littérature sanscrites délivrée au Collège de France le 16 janvier 1895 (unpublished text), edition established by Roland Lardinois, Paris, Éditions Allia, 90 pages.

2007, L’invention de l’Inde. Entre ésotérisme et science, Paris, CNRS Editions, 493 p.

2007, Sylvain Lévi (1863-1935). Études indiennes, histoire sociale, Bibliothèque de l’École des hautes études, Sciences religieuses, vol. 130, Brepols, Turnhout (Belgium), 531 p. Co-edited with Lyne Bansat-Boudon, with the collaboration of Isabelle Ratié.

2006, with Meenakshi Thapan, Reading Pierre Bourdieu in a Dual Context. Essays from India and France, London, New York, New Delhi, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 313 pages.

2002, Correspondances orientalistes entre Paris et Saint-Pétersbourg 1887-1935. Lettres de Sylvain Lévi, Alfred Foucher, Émile Senart et Paul Pelliot à Sergej Ol'denburg, Fedor Scerbatskoj, Vasilij Alekseev, Vasilij Radlov et Fridrih Rozenberg. With the collaboration of Gregorij Bongard-Levin, and Aleksej Vigasin, Mémoires de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, vol. XXVI, Paris, De Boccard, 304 p.

1989, Miroir de l'Inde. Études indiennes en sciences sociales, texts translated (with the collaboration of Joël Dusuzeau) and presented by Roland Lardinois, Paris, Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 400 p.

 

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