Bulletin N°13 Rentrée 2018


Ce bulletin a pour objectif de vous tenir informés de l'actualité de la bibliothèque du CEIAS, de ses dernières acquisitions, ainsi que de vous donner quelques nouvelles sur des publications récentes, des ressources numériques et en ligne qui nous paraissent susceptibles de vous intéresser et des événements liés au livre et aux domaines du CEIAS. Pour être informés de l'activité de recherche du Centre, vous pouvez consulter son site ainsi que la Newsletter.

Si vous souhaitez consulter les précédents numéros, les archives du Bulletin de la bibliothèque sont accessibles.

Nouveautés à la bibliothèque

Nos chercheurs publient

"The Rites Controversies in the Early Modern World
is a collection of fourteen articles focusing on debates concerning the nature of “rites” raging in intellectual circles of Europe, Asia and America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. (...) There was no universal consensus among the various actors in these controversies as to how to establish criteria for distinguishing civility from religion. The controversy had not been resolved, but opened the way to radical religious scepticism."

Ines G. Županov, director of the Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud in Paris. She has published monographs and articles on social and cultural history of the missions in South Asia and the Portuguese empire. Her latest book co-written with Ângela Barreto Xavier is Catholic Orientalism; Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th centuries) (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Pierre Antoine Fabre, is directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris. He has published five books and more than 150 articles, and edited 30 books.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie : The Rites Controversies in the Early Modern World, edited by Ines G.
Županov and Pierre Antoine Fabre, Brill, 2018.

Autres nouveautés à la bibliothèque

"This book documents the history of education policymaking in India from 1947 to 2016. It provides a nuanced understanding of policy developments from the inception of the Indian Education Commission (1882) to developments in the field of education during the British era, and consequently the post-independence period."

R. V Vaidyanatha Ayyar is Visiting Professor, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie : History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016, R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar, Oxford University Press, 2017.

"In Terrestrial Lessons, Ramaswamy provides the first in-depth analysis of the globe’s history in and impact on the Indian subcontinent during the colonial era and its aftermath. Drawing on a wide array of archival sources, she delineates its transformation from a thing of distinction possessed by elite men into that mass-produced commodity used in classrooms worldwide—the humble school globe. Traversing the length and breadth of British India, Terrestrial Lessons is an unconventional history of this master object of pedagogical modernity ."

Sumathi Ramaswamy is professor of history at Duke University in North Carolina.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie: Terrestrial Lessons: the Conquest of the World as Globe, Sumathi Ramaswamy, University of Chicago Press, 2017.

"The world of art is complex and challenging, more so in India because the documentation here is remarkably thin; whatever exists is widely scattered and difficult to gather. Addressing these issues, this volume traces the long, rich, varied tradition of reflections on Indian art. Organized into thematic sections, the contributions range from texts on iconography and aesthetics and excerpts bearing upon our understanding of patronage and artistic practices, to information on artists and early writings that have shaped our thinking on Indian art."

Brijinder Nath Goswamy est un critique d'art indien, historien de l'art et ancien vice-président de la Fondation Sarabhai d'Ahmedabad, qui gère le musée Calico des textiles.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie : Oxford Readings in Indian Art, edited by B.N. Goswamy, Oxford University Press, 2018.

"This work analyzes the challenges of governance faced by contemporary India. It argues that while the expansion and growth of India's private sector and a vibrant civil society can fill in for some of the shortcomings of the public sector in the foreseeable future, there is a wide range of core functions from regulation to security, from social inclusion to public goods provision, where the State is-and will be-indispensable. (…) The contributions to this volume critically assess different institutions and frameworks-civil services, presidency, judiciary, Parliament, Election Commission, financial and federal institutions, audits and accountability framework, and institutions of local governance. (…)"

Devesh Kapur, Madan Lal Sobti Professor, University of Pennsylvania,
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Center for Policy Research,
Milan Vaishnav, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie : Rethinking Public Institutions in India, edited by Devesh Kapur, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Milan Vaishnav, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Chez les éditeurs

Nos chercheurs publient


Un autre XIXe siècle : L’Inde sous domination coloniale, Vanessa Caru , Fabrice Bensimon
Revue d’Histoire du XIXe siècle N°56 – 2018/1

Introduction, Vanessa Caru & Fabrice Bensimon
L’Inde dans l’économie mondiale au XIXe siècle, Claude Markovits
Savoirs et colonisation en Inde : réflexions historiographiques autour des savoirs antiquaires, Anne-Julie Etter
L’Inde coloniale en mouvement. Les régimes circulatoires des classes laborieuses en Asie du sud au XIXe siècle, Camille Buat
Routes du dak, coureurs du dak et réorganisation des réseaux de communication, Chitra Joshi
Agriculture et « amélioration » dans l’Inde des débuts de l’ère coloniale : une pré-histoire du développement, David Arnold
Ecrire et enseigner l’histoire des femmes et des subalternes en Inde
Entretien avec Tanika Sarkar

Autres nouveautés 

Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia, Jürgen Osterhammel, traduit par Robert Savage, Princeton University Press, 2018.

"Here is the acclaimed book that challenges the notion that Europe's formative engagement with the non-European world was invariably marred by an imperial gaze and presumptions of Western superiority. Osterhammel shows how major figures such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Gibbon, and Hegel took a keen interest in Asian culture and history, and introduces lesser-known scientific travelers, colonial administrators, Jesuit missionaries, and adventurers who returned home from Asia bearing manuscripts in many exotic languages, huge collections of ethnographic data, and stories that sometimes defied belief. (...) He demonstrates how Europe discovered its own identity anew by measuring itself against its more senior continent, and how it was only toward the end of this period that cruder forms of Eurocentrism--and condescension toward Asia—prevailed. A momentous work by one of Europe's most eminent historians (...)".

The Neighborhood of Gods: the sacred and the visible at the margins of Mumbai, William Elison, University of Chicago Press, 2018.

"In The Neighborhood of Gods, William Elison examines the link between territory and divinity in India’s most self-consciously modern city. In this densely settled environment, space is scarce, and anxiety about housing is pervasive. Consecrating space—first with impromptu displays and then, eventually, with full-blown temples and official recognition—is one way of staking a claim. But how can a marginalized community make its gods visible, and therefore powerful, in the eyes of others?"

A Political history of literature:Vidyapati and the Fifteenth Century, Dr. Pankaj Jha, Oxford University Press, 2019.

"This book studies fifteenth-century north India through an intimate exploration of three compositions of the poet-scholar, Vidyapati: a Sanskrit treatise on writing, a celebratory biography in Apabhramsa, and a collection of mytho-historical tales in Sanskrit. An intimate linguistic, literary, and historical study of these texts reveals a world that is marked by a range of ideas, expertise, literary tropes, ethical regimes and historical consciousness drawn eclectically from sources that we are used to thinking of as belonging to 'diverse' politico-cultural traditions."

Shooting a Tiger: Big Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India, Vijaya Ramadas Mandala, Oxford University Press, 2019.

"This book extends our understanding of hunting in colonial India in a number of significant ways. It tells the reader about the essential link between shikar and governance. An enormous amount of research has gone into this book, and in that it advances the study of hunting and empire, together with the conservation aftermath, in very significant ways."