Violence in Indian History-Conference November 2013

March 13, 2013
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Archive India Institute's Second Annual International Conference Violence in Indian history Bangalore, November 1st 2013 Premodern India produced over 25,000 literary, religious, philosophical and scientific texts and hundreds of administrative documents, land records, trading charters, historical chronicles and genealogies. Close to thirty million manuscripts are now extant. Besides, India is home to nearly 75,000...
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Tamil Documentation Conference April 2013-Sri Lanka

March 6, 2013
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Tamil Documentation Conference - தமிழ் ஆவண மாநாடு 27-28 of April 2013- Colombo, Sri Lanka Organised by Noolaham Foundation This conference aims at identifying and discussing the goals that have been achieved so far and the goals that need to be achieved in the future in the areas of documentation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge....
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"Caste in Tamil Nadu" 3 essays by MSS Pandian (EPW)

March 3, 2013
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(I) Caste in Tamil Nadu - A History of Nadar Censorship Published in EPW, vol. XLVIII, n°3,  on January 19th 2013 Representations have been made by some of the political parties of Tamil Nadu to have a particular chapter in an NCERT Class IX textbook removed; the chapter is being attacked for discussing the...
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International Conference on Tamil Grammar 6/8 March 2013

March 1, 2013
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Pasts in the Present: Tamil Grammar and its Contemporary Predicaments -International Conference- Date: 6th to 8th March 2013           Venue: French Institute of Pondicherry 11, Saint Louis street Time: 09.30 am The French Institute of Pondicherry and the Central Institute of Classical Tamil will jointly organize a three day international conference ‘Pasts...
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New South Asian Digital Archive Projects

February 19, 2013
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The Endangered Archives Programme is funding six new digital archives project in and related to South Asia: "To survey the East India Company and Colonial archives of Jamestown, St Helena, South Atlantic" (EAP 524) Pilot project (6 months) coordinated by David Richardson, University of Hull. "The narrative and ritual texts, narrative paintings and other...
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PILC Tamil Summer School 2013

February 2, 2013
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The Puducherry (Pondicherry) Institute of Linguistics and Culture holds its regular Tamil Summer School from 22 July - 31 August 2013. The summer school offers an intensive education in spoken Tamil language at basic and intermediate levels, and it combines classroom lessons with field visits so that the participants can practice at most their...
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Noboru Karashima's keynote address-Tamil Studies Conference

May 17, 2012
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Noboru Karashima's keynote address-Tamil Studies Conference Professor Noboru Karashima delivered the keynote address during the tamil Studies Conference, which took place in Toronto on the 11th and 12th of May, entitled: "The past as known from tamil inscriptions", which was fascinating. Abstract:   Inscriptions on stones or copper-plates, which occur in substantial numbers, are the basic source-material for the ancient and...
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CFP- Lassnet Conference December 2012

April 25, 2012
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International Law and Social Sciences Research Network Conference University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka. December 14 to 16, 2012 The inaugural Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet) conference was held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi in 2009. A subsequent conference was held at the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education in...
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South India under the Cholas

April 24, 2012
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South India under the Cholas South India Under the Cholas by Y. Subbarayalu This book explores different aspects of state-society interactions in medieval south India under the reign of the Cholas. Divided into two parts-Epigraphy and History, and State and Society-the first provides an in-depth analysis of Tamil epigraphy and inscriptions. While interpreting inscriptional terminology, it discusses the socio-economic...
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Caste, Land and Custom

The purpose of the research notebook "Caste, Land and Custom" is to share information on the constitution of a digital archive of vulnerable documents of Tamil agrarian history as well as related topics of interest in the field of Tamil studies, legal anthropology and ethnohistory.

The Endangered Archives Programme

The Endangered Archives Programme

French Institute of Pondicherry

French Institute of Pondicherry