Scientific Production

Scientific Production


The list below contains the scientific production of the French Institute of Pondicherry from 2009 onwards. It includes books, edited books, CD-ROMs, maps, book chapters, articles, published conference papers, theses, reports, working papers, awards and other miscellaneous publications.

For publications brought out under the imprint of the IFP and available for sale, please visit the Bookstore page. For the IFP’s scientific production deposited in the HAL-SHS open archive see the IFP's HAL-SHS page.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

VAN KLINK I., RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., AUBRIOT O. and PRABHAKAR P.I., 2017. From climate change to changes in agriculture, land and water at village level: a foresight approach in India, Sciences Eaux & Territoires : La revue d'Irstea, p. 1-7, Article hors-série no. 34. [Publisher link]
VAN KLINK I., RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., AUBRIOT O. and PRABHAKAR P.I., 2017. Du changement climatique au changement des pratiques agricoles : une démarche prospective dans un village indien, Sciences Eaux & Territoires : La revue d'Irstea, 1/2017 (22) : 56-61. [Publisher link]
VIDAL D. and BALASUBRAMANIAN D., 2017. Comment s’inventent les bateaux ? Cargos en bois du Tamil Nadu, Techniques & Culture, (67) : 176-195, DOI : 10.4000/tc.8486. [Publisher link]
VINOTH M., 2017. Śabdajñānasya dharmajanaktādhikaraṇam” (शब्दज्ञानस्य धर्मजनकताधिकरणम्), Prācīprajñā, 4 : 1-7.
VIOLLE C., [et al.], MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2017. Functional rarity: the ecology of outliers, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32 (5) : 356-367, DOI : [Publisher link]

Non peer-reviewed journal articles

MARIUS K., 2017. Inde : Le programme Aadhaar (« fondation » en hindi) : la plus vaste opération d’enregistrement multibiométrique du monde, Trait d'Union (July),

Conference papers (published)

MOREL J., 2017. An Android application to visualize Point clouds and meshes in VR, In: Xiao Y., Abraham A.P. (ed), Paper presented at the International Conferences Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2017 and Big Data Analytics, Data Mining and Computational Intelligence 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, July 21-23, 2017, International Association for Development of the Information Society, p. 290-294, ISBN: 9978-989-8533-66-1. [Publisher link]
RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., 2017. The social depth of groundwater and management issues, Paper presented at the 17th International Hydrological Decade (IHD) Endowment Lecture, March 27th 2017, Centre for Water Resources, Anna University, Chennai, 24 p..

Working Papers

HILGER A. and NORDMAN C.J., 2017. The role of social networks and skills in determining trust- Evidence from rural South India, IFP, DIAL, Working Paper, preliminary draft.
LANOS Y., MICHIELS S., NORDMAN C.J. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2017. Social Networks, Job Assignment and Social Hierarchy: a case study from rural Tamil Nadu, IFP, DIAL, Working Paper, IFP, DIAL, preliminary draft.
MARIUS K. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2017. Exploring Urban Economic Resilience : The Case of A Leather Industral Cluster in Tamil Nadu, USR 3330 « Savoirs et Mondes Indiens » Working Papers Series - 9; SUBURBIN Papers Series - 3, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Centre de Sciences Humaines, 29 p.. [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BALACHANDRAN N., 2017. Perspectives of Plant Diversity in Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest along the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry [PhD Thesis], Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry, 160 p., Advisor: K. Rajendiran.
BEN DRIS L.-S., 2017. La réhabilitation des tanks, un enjeu d’avenir pour le district de Pondichéry [Mémoire de stage Master 1. Parcours « Gestion de l’eau et Développement local »], Université Paris Nanterre et Institut Français de Pondichéry, 120 p., Sous la direction de: Mme Audrey Richard-Ferroudji et Mme Elise Temple-Boyer.
CHAUFFOUR M., 2017. Pollution de l’eau et santé environnementale : quelles gestions par les services de l’Etat dans le district de Pondichéry? [Mémoire Master 1 Geographie aménagement environnement développement specialité gestion de l’eau et développement local], Université Paris Nanterre et Institut Français de Pondichéry, 104 p., Professeures encadrantes : Mme Elise Temple-Boyer, Mme Audrey Bochaton. Superviseures : Mme Isabel Van Klink, Mme Audrey Richard-Ferroudji.
DURAND V., 2017. Accaparement, conflits d’usages et perspectives juridiques concernant les tanks à Pondichéry et dans le Tamil Nadu [Mémoire de Master 1], Université Paris Nanterre et Institut Français de Pondichéry, 123 p., Mémoire rédigé sous la direction de Mme Audrey Richard-Ferroudji, M. David Blanchon et M. Frederic Landy.
MAZER A., 2017. Caractéristiques actuelles et perspectives de l’irrigation dans les territoires du Tamil Nadu et de Pondichéry [Mémoire de Master I], Département de Sciences sociales et administratives, Université Paris Nanterre & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 82 p., Sous la direction de David Blanchon et Frédéric Landy.


ANJALY J., 2017. City Cows: Cattle Rearing and Dairy Farming in Pondicherry City, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, 23 p., Internship tutor: G Teil,.
GUÉRIN I., LANOS Y., MICHIELS S., NORDMAN C.J. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2017. The use of social networks in a self-inflicted macroeconomic shock context: demonetisation in India, NoPoor Policy Brief; no. 36, 8 p..


MARIUS K., 2016. Les inégalités de genre en Inde : regard au prisme des études postcoloniales, Collection Hommes et sociétés, Karthala avec le concours de l'Université de Bordeaux Montaigne et l'Institut Français de Pondichéry, Paris, 300 p., ISBN: 978-2-28111-1182-3. [Publisher link]
PRAKASH V., 2016. Tiṇai : uṇarvum poruḷum, Parisal, Chennai, 111 p., ISBN: 978-81-924912-3-3.
TATACHARYA N.S.R. and VEEZHINATHAN N., 2016. The Siddhāntalakṣaṇam (Tattvacintāmaṇi-Dīdhiti-Gādādharī) with the commentary Subodhinī by N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya, Sri Mahalakshmi-Mathrubhutheswarar Trust, Chennai, xxiii, 495 p., Edited by N. Veezhinathan.

Edited books

ANJANEYASARMA S.L.P., LAKSHMINARASIMHAM S. and [et al.] (ed.), 2016. Śrīmadēvībhāgavatam : mūlamātram, 2 vols, Published by the Authors.
DASGUPTA S., DE BERCEGOL R., HENRY O., O’NEILL B., POUPEAU F., RICHARD-FERROUDJI A. and ZERAH M.-H. (ed.), 2016. Water Regimes Questioned from the ‘Global South’: Agents, Practices and Knowledge. Proceedings of a conference held on January 15-17, 2016 at New Delhi, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, 65 p., DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5025.1121. [Publisher link]
GRIMAL F., VENKATARAJA SARMA V. and LAKSHMINARASIMHAM S. (ed.), 2016. Pāṇinīyavyākaraṇodāharaṇakośaḥ. La grammaire paninéenne par ses exemples. Paninian grammar through its examples. Vol. IV.1 & IV.2. Taddhitaprakaraṇam. Le livre des dérivés secondaires. The Book of Secondary Derivatives, 2, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati Series no 302 & 303 ; Collection Indologie n˚ 93.4.1&2, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati / Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient / Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondichéry/Tirupati, xvi, 1397 p., ISBN: Vol. IV.1: 978-93-83934-98-0 (RSV, Tirupati); 978-2-85539-219-6 (EFEO); 978-81-8470-209-5 (IFP). Vol. IV.2: 978-93-83934-99-7 (RSV, Tirupati); 978-2-85539-222-6 (EFEO); 978-81-8470-214-9 (IFP). [Publisher link]
KANNAN M. (ed.), 2016. Hindu India: Gita Press, accum matamum [Tamil translation of Gita press and the making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul], Vidiyal Publishers, Coimbatore, 720 p., ISBN: 978-81-89867-10-5.
KANNAN M. (ed.), 2016. Periyar anrum inrum [Selected writings of Periyar in Tamil], Vidiyal Publishers, Coimbatore, 960 p., ISBN: 978-818986725-3.
VINOTH M. (ed.), 2016. Jahnavi Sanskrit E-Journal vol. 7 (issues 23 & 24), Co-editor of the issues..

Book chapters

ASWATHY S., SARAVANAN G. and GOPIKUTTAN A., 2016. Research trends in Green Propulsion: A Scientometric Perspective, In: Jain P.K., [et al.] (ed), Emerging Trends and Issues in Scientometrics Informetrics and Webometrics, Ane Books, Delhi, p. 459-460, ISBN: 978-93-8546-291-7.
BRUCKERT M., 2016. Changing Food Habits in Contemporary India: Discourses and Practices From the Middle Classes in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), In: Jacobsen K.A. (ed), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India, Routledge, ISBN: 9780415738651. [Publisher link]
DE HEERING A., 2016. Dalits writing, Dalits speaking: On the encounters between Dalit autobiographies and oral histories, In: Abraham J.K., Misrahi-Barak J. (ed), Dalit Literatures in India, Routledge India, pp. 206-223, ISBN: 9781138891944 (Hbk). [Publisher link]
DURAND S. and RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., 2016. Le principe de prévention à l’épreuve des cultures locales du risque d’inondation, In: Rudolf F. (ed), Les Villes à la croisée des stratégies globales et locales des enjeux climatiques, Presses de l'Université Laval, pp. 267-290 , ISBN: 978-2-7637-2874-2. [Publisher link]
DURAND S. and RICHARD-FERROUDJI A., 2016. Vivre avec le risque inondation ? Analyse des mécanismes de mise en (in)visibilité du danger dans deux quartiers du sud de la France, In: Becerra S., Lalanne M., Weisbein J. (ed), Faire face aux risques dans les sociétés contemporaines, Collection Le travail en débats, Octarès, Toulouse, p. 253-266, ISBN: 978-2-3663-0060-4. [Publisher link]
RIAUX J., MASSUEL S., BILLAUD J.-P., CORNU P., RICHARD-FERROUDJI A. and BARRETEAU O., 2016. Expériences interdisciplinaires : quel retour vers les disciplines?, In: Hubert B., Mathieu N. (ed), Interdisciplinarités entre Natures et Sociétés, Ecopolis, vol. 26, Peter Lang, Bruxelles, p. 305–322, ISBN: 9782807600188. [Publisher link]
RICHARD-FERROUDJI A. and [et al.], 2016. La modélisation d'accompagnement comme espace d'hybridation de connaissances sur les eaux et sur les territoires, In: Goeldner-Gianella L., [et al.] (ed), Concilier la gestion de l’eau et des territoires, Editions Johanet, Paris, pp. 157-175, ISBN: 979-10-91089-25-8.
SCHATZ B., VOGT-SCHILB H., MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2016. Using the past to predict the future: the case of French Mediterranean orchids, The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change - A scientific update, IRD Éditions/AllEnvi, Marseille, France, p. 377-386, ISBN: 978-2-7099-2219-7. [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2016. Coping with the Diseases of Modernity: The Use of Siddha Medical Knowledge and Practices to Treat Diabetics, In: Jacobsen K.A. (ed), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India, Routledge, ISBN: 9780415738651. [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2016. «I Hate Sharing Food». Partage de la nourriture en Inde : de la commensalité à la convivialité, In: Garine E., Rodrigo M.L., Medina F.X., Raimond C. (ed), Sharing food, Estudios del Hombre. Serie Antropologia de la Alimentacion, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara [Mexico], p. 237-251.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

ANTIN C., LE BEC J., AYYAPPAN N., RAMESH B.R. and PÉLISSIER R., 2016. Allometric projections of time-related growth trajectories of two coexisting dipterocarp canopy species in India, Plant Ecology & Diversity, 9 : 5-6, 603-614, DOI : 10.1080/17550874.2016.1266403. [Publisher link]
ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S., PRAMOD S. and DAS P.P., 2016. A Palynological Investigation of Quaternary Sediment Core from Cauvery Delta, Tamilnadu, India, Vistas in Geological Research. A Special Publication in Geology, 14 : 157-164.
ATTEWELL G., 2016. Alignments? X-ray Diversions, Haptics, Credibility-With a 'Bone-Setting' Clinic in Hyderabad City, Medical Anthropology, 35 (1) : 5-16, ISBN: 0145-9740, DOI : 10.1080/01459740.2015.1113962. [Publisher link]
AYYAPPAN N., STEPHEN A., MUTHUSANKAR G., JEYAKUMAR S. and PRESENA J., 2016. Spatio-temporal changes in fringe mangrove extent in Pondicherry, India after two phenomenal perturbations: tsunami and cyclone Thane, Tropical Ecology, 57 (2) : 361-368. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2016. Cordia ramanujamii (Cordiaceae): new species from Tamil Nadu, India, Taiwania, 61 (2) : 74-77, DOI : 10.6165/tai.2016.61.74. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2016. The taxonomic identity of Jasminum matthewii (Oleaceae), Rheedea, 26 (1) : 54-56. [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N., RAVIKUMAR K. and DHATCHANAMOORTHY N., 2016. Two new plant records to Southern India, The Indian Forester, 142 (9) : 849-851. [Publisher link]
BENTO S., VARANDA M., RICHARD-FERROUDJI A. and FAYSSE N., 2016. Is climate change research truly collaborative?, Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais, 3 (2) : 217-236. [Publisher link]
BOSE R., MUNOZ F., RAMESH B.R. and PÉLISSIER R., 2016. Past potential habitats shed light on the biogeography of endemic tree species of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, South India, Journal of Biogeography, 43 (5) : 899–910, DOI : 10.1111/jbi.12682. [Publisher link]
CARBONI M., [et al.], MUNOZ F., DIVGRASS CONSORTIUM and THUILLER W., 2016. What it takes to invade grassland ecosystems: traits, introduction history and filtering processes, Ecology Letters, 19 (3) : 219-229, DOI : 10.1111/ele.12556. [Publisher link]
CLAEYS P. and PUGLEY D.D., 2016. Peasant and indigenous transnational social movements engaging with climate justice, Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, DOI: [Publisher link]
COURTY P.-E., MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2016. Into the functional ecology of ectomycorrhizal communities: environmental filtering of enzymatic activities, Journal of Ecology, DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12633. [Publisher link]
DE HEERING A., 2016. Dalits and Memories: Remembrance of Days Past, Economic & Political Weekly, 51 (11) : p. 70-77. [Publisher link]