DECEMBER 2020

Message of Dr. Blandine Ripert, the new Directress of IFP


It is a great honor for me to take up the torch of IFP's directorship and to feminize this line of very honorable directors. Coming from the Center for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS in Paris), I have had a good training alongside my colleagues Jean-Luc Racine, researcher at the IFP in the late 1980s, and Jacques Pouchepadass, who created the social sciences department and directed the IFP in the early 1990s, but also Zoé Headley, who founded the STARS project that revitalized our photo library, and more recently my colleagues Vanessa Caru and Aurélie Varrel who initiated projects here. It is also a great pleasure for me to be back in this beautiful establishment, 20 years after spending a year here as a post-doc. I am also happy to arrive at the same time with new department directors and an archivist, a new team you will discover reading this letter. 

Among the many projects that I would like to implement and bring to fruition with my colleagues is first and foremost the enhancement of our so rich collections (photo library, manuscripts, books, herbarium, pollens, archives, maps, socio-economic data and geo-referenced data): we must ensure their conservation and make them more accessible. This cannot be done without a reorganization of the workspaces and a better location of the collections in our heritage building, as well as a more visible and properly documented online presence. We hope that collaborations with the BNF, INIST, other academic institutions and the support of our tutelage and possibly patronage, will help us to move forward in this direction and give us the means to carry out this great mission. 

You will see by reading this letter, that despite the context of Covid, fieldwork have begun to resume again, and if many events have had to be cancelled or postponed in recent months, we are starting to project ourselves again, with the organization of a photo contest, a food festival and new funded projects. And great news, Ph.D have been defended again recently, including yesterday the excellent work of Carmen Spiers who deserves congratulations.

What's New ?

Message from Mr. Julien Andrieu, the new Head of the GeoSMIT Department


Dear colleagues and friends of the French Institute of Pondicherry, I have the great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Head of the Geospatial Monitoring and Information Technology (GeoSMIT) department. In France I am assistant professor (Maître de conference – HDR) in geography at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice (south-east). My research unit is the UMR ESPACE (CNRS). Both my teaching and research concern the geography of terrestrial and coastal vegetation with a focus on spatial analysis methodology (remote sensing, GIS, spatial modelling).

I believe that spatial analysis is a very interesting way to help social sciences and ecology to collaborate into interdisciplinary project and I hope that the GeoSMIT department will keep on building its own research program and collaborate with all the departments of the IFP.

In the next month I’ll focus on IFP’s main interdisciplinary projects (Fishercoast, SEDRIC@SriLanka, POLLIN) and the long term objective of the IT team (application development for mangrove species identification, temples, etc.).

My door is always open to talk about spatial analysis and collaborations between IFP and all its partners in India about geomatics and coastal environment.

Arrival of new Archivist - Mr. S.Bharat


IFP's archival collections are one of the pillars of the institution. Almost as old as the institution itself, these collections have been built up, preserved and digitised over the years as a valuable public and scholarly resource on the cultural and ecological heritage of South India.

Mr. Bharat joined the IFP as an archivist in October 2020, and his arrival marks a new stage in the preservation and promotion of the IFP collections. He is working closely with the collection heads and administration for defining institutional strategies and policies for the management and curation of the diverse IFP collections and present them in a manner that will engage a large number of people. Besides these collections, IFP also has a rich record of its own institutional history and the research that was undertaken by past members. Organising and curating the institutional archives of the IFP which simultaneously represent the history of Indo-French diplomatic relations, scientific collaboration, and the history of research on the South Indian region will be a priority. This new phase of archiving at IFP comes at a very opportune time. In the current moment, when the concerns and challenges of the immediate present demand most of our attention and energy, it becomes even more valuable to not lose sight of our shared past and the insights it may hold for navigating our present and future, as individuals, as institutions, and as a community.

New Indology collaboration between IFP and EFEO

An agreement was signed between the IFP and the EFEO in July aiming at improved coordination of scientific activities in both institutions in the field of Indology. Within this framework, Hugo David was appointed in August as the Head of the Indology Department of the IFP, with Deviprasad Mishra as Deputy Head.

H. David, EFEO member since 2015,has been posted in Pondicherry since January 2016. He is a specialist of Indian philosophy and the history of linguistic ideas related to Sanskrit in the medieval and premodern periods. His previous research focused on Brahmanical theories of language and action, especially in Advaita-Vedānta, and on philosophical thought systems related to Pāṇinian grammar and Vedic exegesis (Mīmāṃsā). Since 2018, H. David is also interested in the preservation and study of private manuscript collections in South India, especially in the neighbouring state of Kerala. Since 2016, he is responsible for the “Collection Indologie”, co-published by the IFP and the EFEO, which covers most Indological publications from both Pondicherry institutes.

This new agreement aims not only at developing further the activities of the department in areas with which it has engaged for several decades (history of South Indian religious systems, Sanskrit grammar and poetics), but also at opening it up to new fields of research in premodern intellectual history and the study of vernacular literatures (especially Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam). We will also work to improve the department’s international connections, and to enrich its offer in terms of scientific training, starting with the reopening of its Ph.D. programme in 2021.

Podcast on Urban Research on City Dynamics and Governance


The IFP podcast series offers a collection of interesting and insightful conversations on issues related to the research undertaken by the team of scholars conducting their work in the French Institute of Pondicherry spanning across several disciplines, approaching multiple topics through specific tools and techniques of analysis.

The first session of this series of podcasts concerns the contemporary challenges related to the cities, through the lenses of urbanization and urban planning. Spotlighting on the Global Observance of World Cities Day, Dr. Nicolas Bautès, Researcher, Department of Social Sciences at IFP and geographer, briefly exposes the core challenges faced by both environments and societies due to the extended movement of urbanization. Going back to the ways research could provide empirical evidence on related issues, he is exposing the mainframe of an ongoing research project called RUSE, “Socio-ecological Resilience of the Pondicherry Bioregion”, founded by the French Development Agency (AFD).

Release of New Publications


August 2020

Flowers in Cupped Hands for Śiva. A critical edition of the Śambhupuṣpāñjali, a seventeenth-century manual of private worship by Saundaranātha. Edited by Deviprasad Mishra with the help of the late S. Sambandhaśivācārya and with an introduction by Dominic Goodall, Collection Indologie n˚ 144, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, 2020, 416 p. [LINK]

Language: Sanskrit and English. 900 INR (38 EUR). ISBN: 978-81-8470-236-1 (IFP); 978-2-85539-239-4 (EFEO)


October 2020

Niśvāsamukhatattvasamhitā, A Preface to the Earliest Surviving Śaiva Tantra (on non-Tantric Śaivism at the Dawn of the Mantramārga). Critical Edition, with Introduction & Annotated Translation and an Appendix containing Śivadharmasaṅgraha 5–9. Edited by Nirajan Kafle with a foreword by Dominic Goodall, Collection Indologie 145 / Early Tantra Series 6, IFP/EFEO/Universität Hamburg, 2020, 555 p. [LINK]

Language: Sanskrit and English. 1000 INR (43 EUR). ISBN: 978-81-8470-237-8 (IFP); 978-2-85539-240-0 (EFEO)


POLLIN (Protection des pollinisateurs et transition agro-écologique dans un territoire du sud-est indien)

The IFP researchers from the Social Sciences Department (Venkatasubramanian, Hélène Guetat-Bernard) and the Ecology Department. – K.Anupama, N. Balachandran, S. Prasad, J. Lazar) together with colleagues from INRAE (Adam Vanbergen), MNHN (Emmanuelle Porcher, Colin Fontaine), CNRS (Elisa Thébault), IRD (Romain Simenel), The University of Nanterre (Frédéric Landy) and Science Po (Nicola Gallai) will work for one year on a pilot project funded by the Mission for Interdisciplinarity of the CNRS (MITI) in the framework of the POLLIN project (Pollinator protection and agro-ecological transition in a territory of South-East India).

The project analyzes in Pondicherry and nearby countryside, the pollination services offered to crops by two local honeybees (A. Cerana and Trigona) and, jointly, the knowledge and practices of beekeepers and farmers regarding the relationship between pollinating insects and agro biodiversity. The project is multidisciplinary: it combines ecological, socio-economic and anthropological research to understand, measure and disseminate the contribution of pollination to agricultural yields, a step towards an agro-ecological system resistant to climate change. The science-society platform for a territorial food project, supported by IFP for 3 years, will promote interactions between ecologists / social science researchers and farmers / gardeners, in order to understand their expectations, develop a model for observing pollinators in their agro-ecosystem and propose avenues for public policies.


SEDRIC - Social-Ecological Dynamics in Rapid Economic Development: Infrastructure and coastal Change in South-eastern Sri Lanka

As part of the SEDRIC@SriLanka project (Social-Ecological Dynamics in Rapid Economic Development: Infrastructure and coastal Change in South-eastern Sri Lanka), the GeoSMIT department has been working on land cover change mapping using remote sensing. More precisely LANDSAT images from the early 1990’s and actual images have been downloaded, and processed (by a stacked, unsupervised classification algorithm).

Among the preliminary results for the Arugam Bay study site in the south-eastern coast of the country we observed a fairly significant deforestation (in dark red) in the inland areas within the perimeter of the cluster of protected areas of Yala National Park.


All consortium partners sincerely hope that international flights will resume soon and that field missions will again be authorized in order to fully implement this interdisciplinary research and training project that combines remote sensing, ecology and social sciences.

RUSE - Urban and Socio-ecological Resilience of Pondicherry Bioregion


Within the framework of the RUSE project (For an urban, social and ecological resilience of the Pondicherry region) funded by AFD, IFP's ecology and social sciences departments continued their work despite the covid crisis19.

In the Kalivelli coastal wetland located north of Pondicherry, an initial study of forest areas (mangrove and acacia plantations) shows a very high mortality rate of trees due to unsuitable flooding and salinity conditions. Similarly, abandoned aquaculture ponds and a few peripheral reservoirs were found to be mainly colonized by invasive plants such as Prosopis and Ipomea. The grazing study also showed that the number of livestock has dramatically declined in the area after the establishment of the Bird Sanctuary questioning the future ecological dynamics of the floodplain in a context of low grazing pressure. This work will be consolidated in 2021 and will feed the modelling work.

Finally, the work carried out on the Oussudu Reservoir Lake in the suburbs of Pondicherry has resulted in two publications (in French and English) currently in press which describe the historical and socio-ecological trajectory of this complex system and which call for the implementation of a multi-scalar and integrative approach as well as the development of robust scientific monitoring to inform public decision making.


Mme. Lise TALBOT BARRE, the Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, visited the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) on September 17, 2020. Accompanied by Dr. Raphaël Mathevet, Head of the Department of Ecology and Cécile Hoorelbeke, Secretary General of IFP, she had a guided tour of the institute to explore various research activities and collections of this research institution


Enumerator interviewing a Household members on Socio economic and livelihood status, Network, COVID impact at Oraiyur Village, NEEMSIS Survey, CHALINEQ Project



On the occasion of the Pondicherry Heritage Festival 2021 (Jan 29-Feb 12) and the World Wetlands Day 2021 (Feb 2nd), a free photographic competition is organized by the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), open to all from the 1st of December 2020 to the 10th of January 2021 on the theme of Wetlands and Water in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry regions.

It aims to raise public awareness of the rich cultural and natural heritage values of regional wetlands.

For more information and rules of the Photographic competition:

DECEMBER 16, 2020

MOSS 6 - A history of Ladakh through its heritage

MOSS-6 [Making of Social Sciences], in partnership with Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient - EFEO, will take place on Wednesday, 16th December 2020 at 11:00 am at the French Institute of Pondicherry - Nehru Conference Hall (1st floor).

Ladakh shelters a rich yet forgotten heritage. Its valleys are defended by inaccessible fortresses built atop majestic reliefs, its villages shelter countless temple ruins and are adorned by magnificent rock-cut Buddhas, its gorges and plateaux are scattered with dense millennia-old rock art sites and long-abandoned gold mines, etc.

Far from being obstacles cutting the region off from the rest of the world, the high mountains of Ladakh have since immemorial times represented fantastic corridors travelled by merchants, bandits and armies from all origins – Tibetans, Turks, Mongols, Mons, Dards, Kashmiris, etc. fought battles in these lands, in a struggle to control their rich trade routes and their precious resources.

Dr. Quentin Devers is a permanent researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), in the Research Centre for East Asian Civilisations (CRCAO, Paris). He has been researching the heritage of Ladakh since 2009, surveying well over a thousand historical sites. In this presentation, he will show the latest discoveries made in the course of the comprehensive documentation that he is conducting in partnership with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).

For more details, please contact Hugo David (, David Picherit ( or Raphael Voix (

FEBRUARY 3 - 10, 2021

Local Food System of Pondicherry: A discussion on food sovereignty and agro-ecology transition ( Third Edition)

A scientific and citizen annual event to enlight Initiatives around food

The objective is to introduce a discussion on the concept of “local food systems”. How can it apply to Pondicherry, at the local scale, and make sense for a diversity of actors? By planning this event every year in January, we wish to put this question on the political agenda.

We propose to take on the challenge of how we can create a collaborative network that integrates sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption in order to enhance environmental, economic, and social health in the particular context of Pondicherry. This platform should permit collectively thinking, discussing, and suggesting specific actions on what are the ‘food priorities’ of the Pondicherry communities?


DECEMBER 14, 2020

The Ph.D. defense of Carmen S. Spiers was held online on December 14th, 2020, from 5:30 pm to 10:30pm India time (13h-18h Paris time)

Thesis entitled "Magie et poésie dans l'Inde ancienne. Édition, traduction et commentaire de la Paippalādasaṁhitā de l’Atharvaveda, livre 3." (English translation: "Magic and Poetry in Ancient India. Edition, translation, and commentary of book 3 of the Paippalādasaṁhitā of the Atharvaveda."). Prepared at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes (PSL - Université Paris Science et Lettres) under the direction of Nalini Balbir, with the co-direction of Arlo Griffiths.

Jury members: Nalini Balbir (EPHE), Arlo Griffiths (EFEO), Sylvain Brocquet (Université d’Aix-Marseille), Melanie Malzahn (University of Vienna), Jan Houben (EPHE), Stephanie Jamison (University of California, Los Angeles), Alexander Lubotsky (Leiden University), Georges-Jean Pinault (EPHE), Isabelle Ratié (Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), Irène Rosier-Catach (CNRS/EPHE).

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Review meeting of Fisher Coast Project

A one day review meeting of the Fisher coast Project was held at the IFP on the 18th of November, 2020. Individual researchers working on the different work packages from within the IFP made their presentations indicating the progress made so far and the tasks to be completed, in view of the interruption caused by the Covid scenario. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Ajit Menon, from the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai who is the Principal Investigator of the Fisher coast project.

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

Open table discussion at PAGES-INQUA Workshop

The PASES (Past Socio-Enviromental Systems) workshop ( was a workshop that, like many others this year, went online. In a workshop organized by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) for ECRs - from a broad range of disciplines within the overarching themes of climate-environment-cultural changes and supported by PAGES and INQUA. On the final day of the workshop the session was devoted to an open table where 4 senior scientists including Dr. Anupama Krishnamurthy, researcher from the Ecology department of IFP answered 2 questions each out of nearly 70 key questions for research posed by the ECRs, and further interacted with the nearly 80 registered participants to continue the discussion around those questions.

With the recent emphasis on transdisciplinarity at the IFP the following questions are of broad interest to at least 2 of the departments, Ecology and Social Science

  1. How can we use modeled data for future management, not forgetting that the key component of these systems are people and all the complexities that come with that (and that cannot be reduced to a modeled value)?
  2. How can we better understand past human impact on tropical ecosystems?
AUGUST 10, 2020

Webinar on "State of the indigenous peoples in times of pandemic"

A webinar on "State of the indigenous peoples in times of pandemic" was organised by the the Department of Social Sciences of IFP to have a deeper understanding of the state of Indigenous peoples in India and the critical issues impacting their livelihoods as they fight against the pandemic crisis. Our guest speakers of the webinar Prof. GN Devy and Prof. Sonajharia Minz shared their experience while discussing the present state of the indigenous peoples and provided valuable insights and measures to address the adverse impacts of the crisis faced by the indigenous communities. The webinar was convened by Mr. Kannan, Researcher in the Department of Social sciences at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP).

AUGUST 10, 2020

Navya Reghu sucessfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Pollen based estimates of Holocene vegetation in southern India: An LRA (Landcover Reconstruction Algorithm) approach" on 10th August 2020 in a public Viva Voce attended virtually by more than 50 persons from many parts of the world during these pandemic times! The External Examiner was Prof P. Ravichandran, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University , Tirunelveli and her Supervisor, Dr K. Anupama conducted the proceedings

JULY 17, 2020

Start of the NEEMSIS 2 wave (2020-2021) and enumerator training at IFP

After weeks of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NEEMSIS 2 (Networks, Employment, dEbts, Mobility, and Skills in India Survey) has started its fieldwork at the end of October 2020. NEEMSIS 2 is the third wave of longitudinal data mainly collected in ten villages of Villupuram and Cuddalore districts at the household and individual levels., and is part of the LAKSMI (“Labour, Skills, Social Networks, and Mobilities in India”) and the “Labour, Finance and Social Dynamics” programmes of the Axis “Labour” within the Social Sciences Department of the IFP.

The NEEMSIS 2 team took advantage of this delay to take into account the socio-economic impacts of the ongoing crisis provoked by the lockdown. New questions have been added in addition to improvements introduced in both household and individual questionnaires. Among these noticeable improvements and modifications, the NEEMSIS 2 team:

New questions have been added in addition to improvements introduced in both household and individual questionnaires. Among these noticeable improvements and modifications, the NEEMSIS 2 team:

  • added questions on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods (financial practices, employment, food security, public schemes, social structure),
  • added a specific module capturing explicitly individuals’ working conditions,
  • improved the social networks module based on a name generator to capture additional dimensions of social interactions beyond labour relations,
  • will collect geospatial information,
  • will increase the sample with new households and a third individual.

Before the launch of the survey, a one week training of a team of local enumerators has been conducted in July and August 2020 at IFP. The training material involved the understanding of the main purposes of the survey, and the manipulation of numerical tablets in order to collect quantitative data from the field. [In photos: NEEMSIS 2 training session at IFP, on 17th July 2020 & NEEMSIS 2 fieldwork in Manamtavizhnthaputhur village in Tamil Nadu, November 2020]

NEEMSIS 2 is one of the first in-person surveys conducted in rural India in a post-COVID-19’s crisis. Hence, a substantial part of the pandemic’s short- (in the summer) and medium-term (fall/winter) impacts will be captured by our data. The NEEMSIS 2 quantitative survey will be completed by ongoing and coming qualitative interviews.


IFP Imprint Publications


Niśvāsamukhatattvasamhitā, A Preface to the Earliest Surviving Śaiva Tantra (on non-Tantric Śaivism at the Dawn of the Mantramārga). Critical Edition, with Introduction & Annotated Translation and an Appendix containing Śivadharmasaṅgraha 5–9. Edited by Nirajan Kafle with a foreword by Dominic Goodall, Collection Indologie 145 / Early Tantra Series 6, IFP/EFEO/Universität Hamburg, 2020, 555 p.

Language: Sanskrit and English. 1000 INR (43 EUR). ISBN: 978-81-8470-237-8 (IFP); 978-2-85539-240-0 (EFEO)

Flowers in Cupped Hands for Śiva. A critical edition of the Śambhupuṣpāñjali, a seventeenth-century manual of private worship by Saundaranātha. Edited by Deviprasad Mishra with the help of the late S. Sambandhaśivācārya and with an introduction by Dominic Goodall, Collection Indologie n˚ 144, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, 2020, 416 p.

Language: Sanskrit and English. 900 INR (38 EUR). ISBN: 978-81-8470-236-1 (IFP); 978-2-85539-239-4 (EFEO)

Working Papers

LEFRANCE A. and KUNDU T., 2020. Inequality of Opportunity in Indian Society, CSH-IFP Working Papers ; 14, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi / Pondicherry, 36 p., Link in HAL :

LEVESQUE J.,2020. Debates on Muslim Caste in North India and Pakistan: from colonial ethnography to pasmanda mobilization. CSH-IFP Working Papers ; 15, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi / Pondicherry, 23 p. Link in HAL:

PRACHI HAZARIKA N., 2020. Spaces of Intermediation and Political Participation: A Study of KusumpurPahadi Redevelopment Project 2019. CSH-IFP Working Papers ; 16, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi / Pondicherry, 23 p. Link in HAL:

LANDY F., CHAND R., DERY S., DÉRIOZ P., DUCOURTIEUX O., GARAMBOIS N., GAUCHÉ E., GERMAINE M-A, LETANG M., SACAREAU I. Can Landscape Empower Rural “Minorities” Through Tourism? Eco-Ethnicity in the Highlands of India, Nepal, China, Laos and Vietnam. CSH-IFP Working Papers ; 17, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi / Pondicherry, 31 p. Link in HAL:

Scientific Production


FAUCHERRE N. and MORELLE N. (eds), 2020. Forts of the Deccan (1200-1800), Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 228 p., ISBN: ISBN : 978-81-7305-616-1, Link in HAL :, URL:

DAVID, Hugo. Une philosophie de la parole. L’Enquête sur la connaissance verbale (Śābdanirṇaya) de Prakāśātman, maître advaitin du Xe siècle, Monographies / PEFEO no. 198, EFEO, 2020.

GANESAN T. (ed.). 2019. Pauṣkarāgamaḥ jñānapaādaḥ. Part 2, Prakāśikā; 16, National Mission for Manuscripts / New Bharatiya Book Corporation, New Delhi, xiv, 224, ISBN: 978-93-80829-71-5, Link in HAL:

Chapters in books

BAUTES N. and BURGOS M., 2020. Ce que chercher implique. Trajectoires de chercheurs en sciences sociales dans deux favelas de Rio de Janeiro, In: Le Roulley S. and Uhel M. (eds), Chercheur.e.s critiques en terrains critiques, Le Bord de l’eau, France, ISBN: 9782356877192, Link in HAL :, URL:

GOREAU PONCEAUD A., 2020. "Paris becomes Tamil: The Morphing of the New Cultural Space Sacred Geography", In: P. Vethanayagamony (ed.). Tamil Diaspora : Intersectionality of Migration, Religion, Language and Culture, Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-8194556343

GUÉRIN G., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. and KUMAR S., 2020. The Persistence of Debt Bondage in South India: Market and Political Alliances, In: Cambell G. and Stanziani A. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, US, p. 347-367, ISBN: 978-1-349-95957-0, DOI : 10.1057/978-1-349-95957-0_17, Link in HAL:, URL:

JOSEPH N., 2020. Bondage and Vulnerable Work in South Indian Silk Processing, In: Cambell G. and Stanziani A. (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, US, p. 369-387, ISBN: 978-1-349-95957-0, DOI : 10.1057/978-1-349-95957-0_18, Link in HAL :, URL:

MISHRA, D. Surya : one of the dynamic Gods. In: Dr. Sashibhusan Mishra. Swarṇasundaram. Dr. Nirmal Sundar Felicitation volume, The Banaras Mercantile Co, pp.456-473, 2020, 978-81-86359-88-5

NORDMAN C.J. and SHARMA S., 2020. Pecuniary Returns to Working Conditions in Vietnam, In: Rand J. and Tarp F. (eds), Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam, UNU-WIDER Studies in Development Economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, ISBN: 9780198851189, DOI : 10.1093/oso/9780198851189.003.0010, Link in HAL :, URL:

PROISY C., WALCKER R., BLANCHARD E., GARDEL A. and ANTHONY E.J., 2020. Mangroves: a natural early warning system of erosion on open muddy coasts in French Guiana, In: Friess D. and Sidik F. (eds), Dynamic Sedimentary Environment of Mangrove Coasts, Elsevier, pp. 47-63,

RICHARD-FERROUDJI A. and LASSAUBE G., 2020. The Challenge of Making Groundwater Visible: A Review of Communication Approaches and Tools in France, In: Rinaudo J.-D., Holley C., Barnett S. and Montginoul M. (eds), Sustainable Groundwater Management : A Comparative Analysis of French and Australian Policies and Implications to Other Countries, Global Issues in Water Policy ; 24, Springer, Cham, pp. 191-209, ISBN: 978-3-030-32765-1, DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-32766-8_10, Link in HAL :, URL:

SIDIK F., KUSUMA D.W., PRIYONO B., PROISY C. and LOVELOCK C., 2020. Managing sediment dynamics through reintroduction of tidal flow for mangrove restoration in abandoned aquaculture ponds, In: Friess D. and Sidik F. (eds), Dynamic Sedimentary Environment of Mangrove Coasts, Elsevier, pp. 563-582,

VIDAL D. and BALASUBRAMANIAN D., 2020. Les cargos en bois de l’Inde du Sud, In: Face à la puissance: Une histoire des énergies alternatives à l’âge industriel, La Découverte, p. 366-377, Link in HAL :, URL:

Special Issue

MARTIN N. and PICHERIT D., 2020. Special issue: Introduction: electoral fraud and manipulation in India and Pakistan, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 58 (1): 2020, DOI : 10.1080/14662043.2020.1700016 Link in Hal :, URL:


AL DAHDAH M., FERRY M., GUÉRIN I. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2020. The Covid-19 Crisis in India : A Nascent Humanitarian Tragedy, Books & Ideas - Books and Ideas, Link in HAL :, URL:

AL DAHDAH M., GUÉRIN G., FERRY B. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2020. L’Inde face à la crise du Covid-19 : Une tragédie humanitaire à venir, La vie des idées, Link in HAL :, URL:

BARRETEAU O., [et al.], MATHEVET R. and BOUSQUET F., 2020. Transfers of vulnerability through adaptation plan implementation: an analysis based on networks of feedbackcontrol loops, Ecology and Society, 25 (2): 3, DOI : 10.5751/ES-11402-250203, Link in HAL :, URL:

BAUTES N., 2020. Covid 19: Image, sound, movement ... people, Humanities across Borders (Blog), 13 April 2020, Link in HAL:, URL:

CHABROL M., GOREAU-PONCEAUD A., 2020. « Entre pratiques et régulations : quelles places du commerce « ethnique » ou « minoritaire » à Paris ? L'exemple des quartiers Château-Rouge et la Chapelle », in Antoine Fleury, Matthieu Delage, Lucine Endelstein, Hadrien Dubucs, Serge Weber (Dir.), Le Petit commerce dans la ville monde, Paris : Les éditions de l’œil d’or.

DE BERCEGOL R., GOREAU PONCEAUD A., GOWDA S. and RAJ A., 2020. Confining the margins, marginalizing the confined: The Distress of Neglected Lockdown Victims in Indian Cities / Confiner les marges, marginaliser les confins : la souffrance des oubliés du lockdown dans les villes indiennes, EchoGéo [En ligne],, Link in HAL :,URL:

DE HEERING A., 2020. Lettre à Jothi : Femme dalit en lutte, Terrain [En ligne], (73),, Link in HAL :, URL:

DE HEERING A., MICHIELS S., Un cliché pour l’éternité ? Un siècle de pratique du portrait photographique en Inde du Sud (1915-1990) / [An everlasting photograph? A century of portrait photography practice in South India (1915-1990)], Histoire & mesure 2019/2 (Vol. XXXIV), pp 193-228

FRIED G., CHAUVEL B., MUNOZ F. and R. X, 2020. Which Traits Make Weeds More Successful in Maize Crops? Insights from a Three-Decade Monitoring in France, Plants, 9 (1): 40, doi :10.3390/plants9010040, Link in HAL :

GARCIA C., VENDÉ J., KONERIRA N., KALLA J. and [et al.], 2020. Coffee, Farmers, and Trees-Shifting Rights Accelerates Changing Landscapes, Forests, 11 (4), DOI : 10.3390/f11040480 Link in HAL :, URL:

GAYANTHA K., ROUTH J., ANUPAMA K., LAZAR J., PRASAD S., CHANDRAJITH R., ROBERTS P. and GLEIXNER G., 2020. Reconstruction of the Late Holocene climate and environmental history from North Bolgoda Lake, Sri Lanka, using lipid biomarkers and pollen records, Journal of Quaternary Science, 35 (4): 514-525, DOI : 10.1002/jqs.3196, Lin in HAL:, URL:

GODWYN-PAULSON P., JONATHAN M. P., HERNANDEZ F. R., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LAKSHUMAN C., 2020. Coastline variability of several Latin American cities alongside Pacific Ocean due to the unusual “Sea Swell” events of 2015, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192 (8),, Link in HAL :, URL:

GOREAU PONCEAUD A., 2019, mis en ligne le 30 mars 2020. Colonialité et tourisme : la fabrique des identités et des altérités en Inde, Via [En ligne], (16), DOI :, link in HAL:, URL:

GOREAU PONCEAUD A., 2020. Un confiné parmi d’autres à Pondichéry, Lamenparle : L'actualité par les chercheurs du LAM, Link in HAL :, URL:

GOREAU PONCEAUD A. and BAUTES N., 2020. En Inde, la réouverture des débits d’alcool déchaîne des passions toutes politiques, The Conversation, Link in HAL :, URL:

GOREAU PONCEAUD A. and BENTZ A., 2020. Jeux de placements des réfugiés sri-lankais en Inde du Sud, Territoire en mouvement Revue de géographie et aménagement [En ligne], URL:

GUÉRIN I. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2020. The socio-economy of debt. Revisiting debt bondage in times of financialization, Geoforum,, Link in HAL :, URL:

GUÉRIN I., SANTOSH KUMAR. Unpayable debt: Debt, gender, and sex in financialized India. American Ethnologist, American Anthropological Association, 2020.

GUETAT-BERNARD H., LANDY F., OGER-MARENGO M., DESCHAMPS-RÉBÉRÉ J. and RUIZ L., 2020. Injustices environnementales, crise de l'eau et crise de reproduction sociale du monde paysan. Les effets multiplicateurs de la Révolution verte en Inde, Nature et Progrés, (126): 35-37, Link in HAL :

KARUNANIDHI D., ARAVINTHASAMY P., SUBRAMANI T. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2020. Revealing drinking water quality issues and possible health risks based on water quality index (WQI) method in the Shanmuganadhi River basin of South India, Environmental Geochemistry and Health,, Link in HAL :, URL:

LANDY F. and NOUS C., 2020. Ce que nous dit la COVID-19 des injustices spatiales en Inde. / What COVID-19 tells us about spatial injustices in India.. Justice spatiale / Spatial justice. Varia. No. 15 (Sep 2020) URL:

LANDY F., RUIZ L., JACQUET J., RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., SEKHAR M., GUÉTAT-BERNARD H., OGER-MARENGO M., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. AND NOÛS C. Commons as Demanding Social Constructions: The Case of Aquifers in Rural Karnataka. International Journal of Rural Management, SAGE Publications, 2020.

LANDY F., 2020. Entre tropicalité et Anthropocène : « nature » et « culture » dans l’Inde hindoue, Belgeo: revue belge de géographie, (3),, Link in HAL :, URL:

OMODEO P.D., TREVISANI S. and SENTHIL BABU D., 2020. Benedetto Castelli’s Considerations on the Lagoon Of Venice: Mathematical Expertise And Hydrogeomorphological Transformations in Seventeenth-Century Venice, Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences, 39 (2): 420–446, DOI : 10.17704/1944-6187-39.2.420,, URL:

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PICHERIT D., 2020. When lawmakers exploit workers, can the law stop them? [Online],, Link in HAL :, URL:

ROY P. D., [et al.] and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2020. Depositional histories of vegetation and rainfall intensity in Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains (northeast Mexico) since the late Last Glacial, Global and Planetary Change, 187: 103136,, Link in HAL :, URL:

ROY P. D., [et al.], MUTHUSANKAR G. and [et al.], 2020. Late Holocene depositional environments of Lake Coatetelco in Central-Southern Mexico and comparison with cultural transitions at Xochicalco, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 560: 110050, DOI:, Link in HAL :

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Working papers

GUERIN I., MICHIELS S., NATAL A., NORDMAN C.J. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2020. Surviving debt, survival debt in times of lockdown, CEB Working Paper N°20-009, Université Libre de Bruxelles - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Centre Emile Bernheim, Belgium, 29 p.,Link in HAL :, URL:

HILGER A. and NORDMAN C.J., 2020. The determinants of trust: evidence from rural South India, Discussion Paper Series, IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, Germany, IZA DP No. 13150,Link in HAL :, URL:

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