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Research Notebook Hypotheses on South Asia


The aim of this series is to bring together French and European researchers with high-level scientists from India and South Asia and give them the opportunity to break out of the dominant Anglo-Saxon paradigms which, because of their working language, form their major international reference. 


Regionalism and Cosmopolitanism: South India

"Regionalism and Cosmopolitanism: South India" is the research blog of its namesake, a research group in the Centre for South Asian Studies (Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud, CEIAS, UMR 8564, CNRS-EHESS, Paris). Its object is the study, over the long term and in a multidisciplinary approach, of the South Indian region as undergoing a bi-directional movement of cosmopolitanism and regionalism.


The Encyclopedic Dictionary of South Asian Literature (DELI) Project

The DELI project is a French collaborative research project that aims to gather, spread and develop scholarship on South Asian literature in France. It has two main objectives: the first is to develop both a paper and online encyclopedia of South Asian literature by collecting knowledge on South Asia’s literary traditions from the beginning to the contemporary period. Taking into account most South Asian languages as well as ancient and modern, oral and written, and lesser-known literary cultures (such as folk, diaspora or tribal literature), the encyclopedia will also cover their contexts of production in India and reception in France. Offering an original overview of the variety and richness of South Asian literary cultures, it will make significant scholarship available to the scientific community and to the general public.

The second aim and broader framework of enquiry of the DELI project is to reconsider the nature of South Asia’s literary cultures by exploring and by publicizing some of their specificities, such as cultural and literary dynamism, multilingualism, oral performance and transmission. By reflecting on the dominant contemporary understanding of South Asia’s literary cultures, the project will encourage cross-disciplinary debates on literariness, on the relationship between literature and religious community, on the politics of literature in South Asia or on the self-representation of literary traditions.

The project further supports and organizes academic events, workshops, international conferences and seminars on these topics to strengthen connections between scholars working in this field in France, as well as to develop collaboration and exchange with scholars working on South Asian literatures abroad.


Sri Lanka and The Diaspora

This booklet aims to

- to continue and formalize the collaboration between researchers from different institutions (Inalco, Universities of Paris I, Paris IV, Lille II) who co-organized an international conference in Paris in January 2010 on the Tamil diasporas after the Sri Lankan conflict, whose papers were published in April 2011;

- to ensure a better dissemination of their work and to broaden this collaboration to a wider audience of academics and civil society actors, with the support of Bulac (University Library of Languages and Civilizations), which provides it with logistical support.


The Indian Subcontinent’s Shared Sacred Sites (I-SHARE)

This is the website of the ANR-funded research project “The Indian Subcontinent’s Shared Sacred Sites” (2018-2021)


TERAS – Religious Territories in South Asia – Stage, Circulation, Channels

TERAS was a four-year (2010-2013) and multidisciplinary research team of the Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CNRS-EHESS), whose members work on the modalities of territorial anchorage of religious phenomena in India, South Asia and in the diaspora. The working sessions, open to all, students and researchers alike, take place at CEIAS, at EHESS (Paris), mainly in the form of study groups.


The Making of Indian Engineers

The aim of this scholarly blog is to develop a platform bringing together Indian and European social scientists studying engineer worlds in India. The goal of our international network is to share and disseminate a stock of common knowledge on the history, sociology and anthropology of Indian engineers, ranging from engineering education to engineers at work, while exploring the interrelated dynamics of the engineers with the political, social and cultural spheres.


Caste, Land and Custom (CLAC)

The purpose of the research notebook "Caste, Land and Custom" is to share information on the constitution of a digital archive of vulnerable documents of Tamil agrarian history as well as related topics of interest in the field of Tamil studies, legal anthropology and ethno-history.


Sindhi Studies Group

The aim of this scholarly blog is to develop a platform bringing together social scientists interested in Sindh, a region located in southern Pakistan, and its diaspora, mainly in India. The goal of our study group is to share and disseminate a wide range of information on the evolution of Sindhi society while exploring the interrelated dynamics in the religious, political and cultural arenas.


Suburban ANR

This notebook provides a support to the ANR SUBURBAN program by allowing the diffusion of the texts, field notes, works, maps and first results. The goal of this program is to introduce a neglected dimension in the debates and analysis of urbanization as of urban economy, the small towns. SUBURBIN seeks to counter a vision of urbanization as reduced to a process of agglomeration and a competition between global cities. The project’s hypothesis is that there exists a diversity of trajectories of urbanisation, which it seeks to understand with a focus on India’s small agglomerations.


The Himalayas and Beyond

The Centre for Himalayan Studies blog presents current social sciences research on a vast area, spanning the Himalayas, the Tibetan cultural area, Yunnan and Assam. We welcome all scholarly contributions.


Mobilites, Diasporas and Migrations in South Asia (MIDAS)

MIDAS is a multidisciplinary research seminar whose purpose is to study the forms of mobility at different scales of South Asian populations. It is available for students of the doctoral school "Milieu, Cultures et Sociétés du Passé et du Présent" of the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre. Since 2008, the sessions have been held alternately in Nanterre, Villejuif and EHESS. 


Women and Property in Muslim Contexts

This research blog focuses on gender and property rights in the Muslim contexts. It investigates the terms and conditions that allow and disallow Muslim women to get and manage property rights in South Asia and in the Diasporas.




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