DATAH Archive Team

V. Krishnasami

EAP 314 – EAP 458 -EAP 689

Krishnasami began working with researchers through the SITA programme (Wisconsin) in Madurai. After his time there, as a field assistant and language instructor, he has worked with many anthropologists carrying out research in central Tamil Nadu. Krishnasami was instrumental to the success of the DATAH project. He passed away suddenly in November 2016 and is sadly missed by all who had the chance to work with him.

P. Chandran

EAP 458 -EAP 689

P. Chandran is a gifted photographer who, besides his creative talents, has worked for a leading Tamil newspaper for several years before joining the now completed Palm-leaves Manuscript Digitization Project jointly run by the IFP and EFEO.

David Chakravarthy

EAP 314

Before joining the project EAP 314, David Chakravarthy –who holds an MPhil from Madurai Kamaraj University, worked for a diversity of research projects (microfinance, water management, tribal knowledge). He also has a vast experience in assisting researchers and PhD students in the field.

V. Muthukumar

EAP 458

Muthukumar is pursuing his PhD in Epigraphy and Archaeology at Tamil University (Thanjavur). He has gained good experience in the field of archeology (Adhichanallur, Porunthal, Thandikudi) as well as epigraphy while working with the Saraswati Mahal library for the National Mission for Manuscripts.

Bhagat Singh

EAP 689

Bhagath has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and recently submitted his doctoral theses on the fishermen community of Pazhaverkadu lagoon in the department of anthropology at Pondicherry University. He had published books and articles in Tamil from his fieldwork. Currently working as project collaborator in the EAP project ‘Vernacular Mathematics in Pre‐Modern India’, at French Institute of Pondicherry.

J. Anandhajothi

EAP 689

Anandhajohti has a Master of Arts in Tamil literature, is certified in photography and video graph and he has worked in several south Indian village projects.  He has also taught Tamil as a foreign language in Germany.

He is now working on the S.T.A.R.S project.

 N. Ganeshan

EAP 458

Ganeshan has a doctorate in Sociology. He worked in various research projects and as a guest faculty in the department of sociology at Pondicherry University.

S. Selvakumar

EAP 458

Before joining this project, Selvakumar has worked on a number of archeological explorations and excavation sites (Porunthal, Thandikudi, Mahabalipuram) and was part of the Historical Atlas of South India project. He is completing his PhD in the Department of History of Pondicherry University.