Bulletin N°10-rentrée 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.

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

Nouveautés à la bibliothèque

 Nos chercheurs publient

créole

"Les hindouismes hors de l’Inde posent un défi à l’observateur : comment cette religion perçue comme consubstantielle au territoire indien peut-elle s’exporter, s’adapter et s’enraciner loin de sa « terre-Mère » ? L’expérience particulière de l’île Maurice, une société créole dont la majorité de la population se reconnaît comme hindoue, offre un cas d’étude idéal pour une analyse historiquement contextualisée d’un hindouisme créole."

 Mathieu Claveyrolas est chargé de recherches au CNRS, membre du CEIAS.


Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie: Quand l'hindouisme est créole: plantation et indianité à l'Ile Maurice, Éditions de l'EHESS, 2017.




monastic
"How have the premodern Shaiva ascetic sect of the Nath Yogis (known also as the Yogis with splitted ears) succeeded in maintaining its presence and importance until today? This book intends to give a general survey of this sampradaya which is said to have been founded by the Siddha Gorakhnath, known for his strong link to Hatha Yoga. However, rather than to Yoga, the history and expansion of the Nath sect are linked to its rich legendary corpus. Dealing first with the marks of belonging (such as the huge earring worn by the fully initiated Yogis) which give the sect its unity, the book then focuses on its organization and explores the dialectics between the wandering yogis and the monastic settlements."

Véronique Bouillier est directrice de recherches émérite au CNRS, membre du CEIAS.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie : Monastic wanderers : Nath yogi ascetics in modern South Asia, Véronique Bouillier, Manohar Publishers, 2017.


Autres nouveautés


Ambivalent
"Jenny Huberman provides an ethnographic study of encounters between western tourists and the children who work as unlicensed peddlers and guides along the riverfront city of Banaras, India. (...) Ambivalent Encounters brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to ask why children emerge as objects of the international tourist gaze; what role they play in representing socio-economic change; how children are valued and devalued; why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates; and what these tourist encounters teach us more generally about the nature of human interaction."

Jenny Huberman enseigne l'anthropologie à l'université de Missouri-Kansas City.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie: Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism, and Social Change in Banaras, India. Jenny Huberman. Rutgers University Press, 2012.



empire
"
Afterimage of Empire provides a philosophical and historical account of early photography in India that focuses on how aesthetic experiments in colonial photography changed the nature of perception. Considering photographs from the Sepoy Revolt of 1857 along with landscape, portraiture, and famine photography, Zahid R. Chaudhary explores larger issues of truth, memory, and embodiment."

Zahir Chaudhary enseigne l'anglais à Princeton University.

Cet ouvrage est disponible à la Maison de l'Asie: Afterimage of Empire: photography in nineteenth-century India, Zahir Chaudhary, University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Chez les éditeurs

Nos chercheurs publient

Genre
Écrire et penser le genre en contextes postcoloniaux, dir. Anne Castaing et Elodie Gaden, Peter Lang, 2017.

A travers une approche plurielle qui convoque littératures, cinéma, anthropologie, histoire, sociologie et philosophie, dans le Nord comme dans le Sud, cet ouvrage propose une réflexion sur les corrélations et les négociations entre genre et nation, sur la représentation de l'Oriental.e et sur la cristallisation des identités nationales, religieuses et de genre. Il interroge ainsi les singularités culturelles et historiques du genre et de ses formulations, des subalternités et de leurs modes de résistance. Il s'intéresse enfin à la dimension genrée des migrations coloniales et postcoloniales. A l'heure où les questions de différence et d'intégration deviennent cruciales pour penser les sociétés contemporaines, il est urgent de conserver une réflexion dynamique sur la diversité comme sur l'hétérogénéité du genre et de ses formulations.

Autres nouveautés

Cosmos

Living without the Dead : Loss and Redemption in a Jungle Cosmos, Piers
Vitebsky, University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Just one generation ago, the Sora tribe in India lived in a world populated by the spirits of their dead, who spoke to them through shamans in trance. (…)
Vitebsky explores the loss of the Sora tradition as one for greater humanity: just as we have been losing our wildernesses, so we have been losing a diverse range of cultural and spiritual possibilities, tribe by tribe.
Over forty years, anthropologist Piers Vitebsky has shared the lives of shamans, pastors, ancestors, gods, policemen, missionaries, and alphabet worshippers, seeking explanations from social theory, psychoanalysis, and theology. Living without the Dead lays bare today’s crisis of indigenous religions and shows how historical reform can bring new fulfillments—but also new torments and uncertainties.

 

terrorists

Gentlemanly Terrorists :Political Violence and the ColonialState in India,1919–1947, Durba Ghosh, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

In Gentlemanly Terrorists, Durba Ghosh uncovers the critical place of revolutionary terrorism in the colonial and postcolonial history of modern India. She reveals how so-called 'Bhadralok dacoits' used assassinations, bomb attacks, and armed robberies to accelerate the departure of the British from India and how, in response, the colonial government effectively declared a state of emergency, suspending the rule of law and detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. (…)  By placing political violence at the center of India's campaigns to win independence, this book reveals how terrorism shaped the modern nation-state in India.



What role do pre-modern religious traditions play in the formation of modern secular identities? In Unforgetting Chaitanya, Varuni Bhatia examines late-nineteenth-century transformations of Vaishnavism—a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition emanating from the Krishna devotee Chaitnaya (1486-1533)—in Bengal.

This book sheds new light on the historical transformations of a religious tradition from eastern India and brings a new perspective to the study of devotion (bhakti) in India.




Fiction

Fiction as history: the novel and the city in modern North India, Vasuda Dalmia, Permanent Black, 2017.

The North’s historical cities, rooted in an Indo-Persianate culture, began changing more slowly than the Presidency towns founded by the British. Focusing on six major cities – Agra, Allahabad, Banaras, Delhi, Lahore, and Lucknow – Dalmia takes up eight canonical Hindi novels set in them to trace a literary history of domestic and political cataclysms. Her exploration of emerging Hindu middle classes, changing personal and professional ambitions, and new notions of married life provides a vivid sense of urban modernity.


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