Hilger A., Nordman C.J., 2019. Coping with a policy shock in rural South India: Social networks as a determinant of trust, Ideas for India:
Trust and participation in social networks are inherently interrelated. This article identifies the determinants of trust in rural South India, where a mechanism of coping with shocks through transactions based on trust and credit has been well established, and has intensified as a result of the demonetisation shock of 2016. It shows that social interactions can foster trust, though this is dependent on the type of interaction occurring as a result of the shock.
Isabelle Guérin, F. Roubaud, F. Bédécarrats. "Prix Nobel d’économie 2019 : les limites de la méthode des essais cliniques". La Conversation, October 25, 2019.
A critical assessment of the “randomized control trials” advocated by Esther Duflo, Abijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer who just received the 2019 Nobel prize in Economics.
Ponceaud-Goreau E.,Goreau-Ponceau A., 2019. In: Marmion J-F. (ed.). Histoire universelle de la connerie, Éditions Sciences humaines, Paris, pp. 151-164.
Bautès, N., Soares Gonçalves R. Cidade Nova, Praça Onze e a abertura da Avenida Presidente Vargas: do apagamento à ressurgência da memória da Pequena Africa do Rio de Janeiro, in A.L.D.Lanna et al., 2019, Transiçõesmetropolitanas e Centralidadesnascidadesbrasileiras no breveséculo XX. Sao Paulo: Ed. Anna Blume, Coll. Fapesp/IRD editions.
From the erasure to the resurgence of the memory of Little Africa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Richard-Ferroudji A., 2019, Ambivalence about groundwater: promoting conservation while justifying over-exploitation in an Indian newspaper, RILE, RevistaInterdisciplinar de Literatura e Ecocrítica, v. 1 n. 2 : DiálogosEcocríticos, pp. 64-92.
This text analyses the wording and representation of groundwater by The Hindu. This journal contributes to making these resources more visible and promotes their conservation while justifying exploitation. We identified four qualifications of groundwater: (a) endangered heritage whose access must be regulated, (b) limited resource that must be optimized, (c) issue of survival with access ensured and (d) a source of emancipation that must be granted.
Malangin R., 2019. « L’anti-gouverneur » André Boyelleau. Hommes de la Compagnie et hommes du Roi à Pondichéryen 1766, In: Chaillou-Atrous V., Penot P.-E. (eds), Outre-terre, outre-mer : cultures, colonialisme, impérialismes : mélanges pour Jacques Weber, Les Indes savantes, p. 55-76.
Shortly after its Indian territories were returned to France by the British at the end of 1764, the “Compagnie des Indes” sent André Boyelleau back to India. He was handed the settlement’s interim government. From that point, he started to challenge systematically the powers of the Governor General in the name of the "superiority of his council". The analysis of this episode highlights the upheaval created by the policy of the Choiseul who distrusted the Company, the competing ambitions and precedence within the Company's staff and the party-based solidarity that prevailed in the colonies.
Sébastia B., 2019. From siddha corpus to siddha medicine. Reflection on the reduction of siddha knowledge through exploration of manuscripts, In: Mishra A. (ed.).Local Health Traditions: Plurality and marginality in South Asia, Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, pp. 129-155.
In many manuscripts dedicated to the South Indian siddha knowledge, the medical compenent is inextricably enmeshed with other subjects, namely alchemy and magic, philosophy and spirituality, ascetic practices and astrology. This corpus differs from the content of what it is today called siddha medicine, whose institutionalisation in schools modelled on the British educational system led to a clear separation between subjects defined as medical and those considered as falling under philosophy and history of sciences or of religions.