Bulletin-N°9-printemps 2017


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. Les archives du Bulletin de la bibliothèque sont accessibles ici. Si vous souhaitez être ajouté à la liste des destinataires, écrivez-nous.

Nouveautés à la bibliothèque

Liste de nos dernières acquisitions

“This volume offers a varied picture of Dalit experience in different states in contemporary India. The essays draw on factual research in rural and urban areas by experts in the field. With case studies ranging from Dalit entrepreneurs in Bhopal to housewives in Tamil Nadu to ex-millworkers in Mumbai, the book contends that radically progressive change and advance is attended by discrimination and exclusion, as well as surprising new areas of stigma.”

Clarinda Still enseigne à l’Université d’Oxford.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l’Asie: Dalits in Neoliberal India : Mobility or Marginalisation? Edited by Clarinda Still, Routledge India, 2014.

“This book provides an interpretive and comprehensive account of the history of India between the 18th and 20th centuries, a crucial epoch characterized by colonialism, nationalism and the emergence of the independent Indian Union. It explores significant historiographical debates concerning the period while highlighting important new issues, especially those of gender, ecology, caste, and labour. The work combines an analysis of colonial and independent India in order to underscore ideologies, policies, and processes that shaped the colonial state and continue to mould the Indian nation.”

Ishita Banerjee-Dube est Professeur d’histoire à El Colegio de Mexico, Mexique.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l’Asie: A History of Modern India, Ishita Banerjee-Dube, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

"[This book] presents a new and unprecedented attempt to survey the nature, range, and significance of modern and contemporary Hinduism in South Asia and the global diaspora. Organized to reflect the direction of recent scholarly research, this volume breaks with earlier texts on this subject by seeking to overcome a misleading dichotomy between an elite, intellectualist "modern" Hinduism and the rest of what has so often been misleadingly termed "traditional" or "popular" Hinduism.

Without neglecting the significance of modern reformist visions of Hinduism, this book reconceptualizes the meaning of "modern Hinduism" both by expanding its content and by situating its expression within a larger framework of history, ethnography, and contemporary critical theory. "

Brian A. Hatcher (éditeur scientifique) est Professeur, Packard Chair of Theology, Tufts University, Etats Unis.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie: Hinduism in the Modern World, edited by Brian A. Hatcher, Routledge, 2016.

"Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of these images and the struggle against colonial rule.(...)

Photos of the Gods is the first comprehensive history of India’s popular visual culture. Combining anthropology, political and cultural history, and the study of aesthetic systems, and using many intriguing and unfamiliar images, the book shows that the current predicament of India cannot be understood without taking into account this complex, fascinating, and until now virtually unseen, visual history."

Christopher Pinney est Professeur à University College, London et Crowe Visiting Professor of Art History à Northwestern University.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie: Photos of the Gods: the Printed Image and Political Struggle in India, OUP, 2004.

Chez les éditeurs

Hindu Worldview: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality, Jessica Frazier, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

"Designed to help readers deepen their understanding of Hinduism, and reflecting themes central to the study of religion and culture, Jessica Frazier explores classical Hindu theories of self, the body, the cosmos, and human action. Case studies from Hindu texts provide readers with direct access to primary sources in translation, ranging from ancient cosmology to philosophical teachings and modern ritual practices."


Ranjit Singh
Emperor of the Five Rivers: The Life and Times of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, Mohamed Sheikh, I.B. Tauris, 2017.

"In 1801, at the age of just 20 years old, Ranjit Singh became the Maharaja of the Punjab Empire and subsequently became one of the greatest figures in the history of India. (...) Ranjit Singh was able to unite Punjab's various factions yet rule a nation that was strictly secular; the Maharaja was benevolent to his subjects no matter their ethnicity or religion and sought to promote interfaith unity through policies of equality and non-discrimination. Aside from building his own nation, Ranjit built solid strategic relations with his most challenging aggressor - the British. (...) Mohamed Sheikh's new account of Singh's life illustrates these characteristics and skills and illuminates the man who singlehandedly created and sustained the Empire."

Building Histories: the archival and affective lives of five monuments in modern Delhi, Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Chicago Press, 2016.

"Building Histories offers innovative accounts of five medieval monuments in Delhi—the Red Fort, Rasul Numa Dargah, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, and the Qutb complex—tracing their modern lives from the nineteenth century into the twentieth.

Mrinalini Rajagopalan argues that the modern construction of the history of these monuments entailed the careful selection, manipulation, and regulation of the past by both the colonial and later postcolonial states."

Christianity in Indian History: Issues of Culture, Power and Knowledge, edited by Pius Malekandathil, Joy L.K. Pachuau,Tanika Sarkar, Primus Books, 2016.

"This volume is a collection of wide ranging essays on Indian Christianity and Christian missionaries in India. It attempts to identify and reflect upon Christianity’s regional and temporal variations from Early Modern times, its links with global Christian institutions and movements, its diverse cultural practices, and its relationship with caste and class.

The essays herein underline the existence of many Christianities in Indian history, their mutual linkages, their exchanges and interactions as well as their debates with other Indian religions and communities. They anchor Christian historical experiences within a larger Indian modernity and identify the specificities and influences of Christian identities as well as locate their intermeshing with other Indian identities."