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.


Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

AVDEEFF A., 2014. Les feuilles de palme et le stylet: l'art de la prédiction astrologique chez les Vaḷḷuvar du pays tamoul (Inde du Sud) [PhD thesis], École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, École Doctorale Temps, Espaces, Sociétés, Cultures, LISST - Centre d'Anthropologie Sociale (UMR 5193), 405 p., Advisor: Marine Carrin.
BARRELET I., DASH J., DUMONT S., MANETTI J. and TROTTET L., 2014. The role of food prescription in Type 2 diabetes treatment in the South Indian context. Rapport de stage de 3ème année de médecine., Université de Genève & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 53 p., Mémoire dirigé par B. Sébastia.
BORTOLUSSI C., 2014. Chaire UNESCO : sauvegarde et valorisation des patrimoines culturels alimentaires. Rapport de stage de Master 2 « Stratégies culturelles internationales », Université d’Albi & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 53 p., Mémoire dirigé par C. Barrera et B. Sébastia.
GOFFO L., 2014. Le développement de l’agriculture biologique dans le district de Karur. Rapport de stage de License Géographie et Aménagement, Université de Lyon III Jean Moulin & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 64 p., Mémoire co-dirigé par S. Chedin et B. Sébastia.
HOCQ B., 2014. Etude d’un continuum de degrés de servitude pour dette au sein de la population rurale du Tamil Nadu. Rapport de stage. Master 2 Economie appliquée. Mention « Pratiques du développement », Université de Bordeaux Montesquieu & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 80 p., Mémoire dirigé par I. Guérin et F. Combarnous. [For Full text PDF click on "Publisher link"]. [Publisher link]
KALAIVANAN K., 2014. Tamiḻ accuppaṇpaṭṭu varalaṟu: Caiva camayam 1800-1950 [PhD thesis], Department of Tamil Literature and Culture, University of Madras, Chennai, 354, 165 p., Advisor: V. Aracu.
KILOWOKO J., 2014. The right to food in international law – Implication for India’s food security system. Rapport de stage M.A. Politics and International Relations, University of Pondicherry & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 18 p., Advisor: B. Sébastia.
PRABAVATHI S., 2014. Tamiḻc cittirakkatai varalaṟu: 1950-2000 [History of Tamil comics: 1950-2000] [PhD thesis], Subramania Bharati School of Tamil, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 266, 227 p., Advisor: M. Karunanidhi.
TEULIERE M., 2014. Evolution du phénomène de servitude pour dette dans la population rurale du Tamil Nadu entre 2004 et 2014. Rapport de stage. Master 2 Economie appliquée. Mention « Pratiques du développement », Université de Bordeaux Montesquieu & Institut Français de Pondichéry, 76 p., Mémoire dirigé par I. Guérin et F. Combarnous [For Full-text PDF, click on "Publisher link"]. [Publisher link]
VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2014. Indebtedness and financial practices of dalit labour force in a semi dynamic agricultural region of Tamil Nadu [PhD thesis], Department of Sociology, University of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Advisor: Eric Denis.
WARDE S., 2014. Development of rooftop rainwater harvesting in Auroville from a social sciences viewpoint, Master 2 Eau ; Eau et Société : Université de Montpellier 2 & Institut Français de Pondichéry, A. Richard-Ferroudji,.


ANUPAMA K., PAPPU S., PREMATHILAKE T.R. and PRASAD S., 2014. INQUA-HaBCom (International Union for Quaternary Research – Humans and the Biosphere Commission) workshop-cum-training programme entitled 'Palaeoanthropological Perspectives on Plant Communities in South Asia', jointly organized by the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education and the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) at the IFP from 27th October to 2nd November, 2014, Quaternary Perspectives, 21 (2), 6. [Publisher link]
DELANCRET R. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Quantitative pollen morphology using a light microscope – a tool to distinguish plant species in South India, IFP & Géosciences Environnement, Université Francois-Rabelais, Pondicherry, India & Tours, France, 34 p..
T. CAROLINE, GAUCHEREL C., HÉLY-ALLEAUME C. and FERRY B., 2014. Local and multiscale congruence between biodiversity and endemism at global scale, AgroParisTech, Centre de bio-Archéologie et d'Ecologie & IFP, Pondicherry, 28 p..

Other productions

SUBBARAYALU Y., 2014. K. V. Ramesh (08 June 1936-10 July 2013) Obituary, Indian Historical Review, 41 (1), 155-156, DOI : 10.1177/0376983614521727.


ANJANEYASARMA S.L.P., GRIMAL F. and OBROCK L., 2013. Bhattoji Dīksita on the Gajasūtra, Regards sur l'Asie du Sud / South Asian perspectives; 1 . Vyakhyanamala; 1, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, iii, 136 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-196-8.
DELOCHE J., 2013. Ancient fortifications of the Tamil country as recorded in eighteenth-century French plans, Collection Indologie; 120, Institut français de Pondichéry / École française d'Extrême Orient, Pondicherry, vi, 139 p.,ill., ISBN: 978-81-8470-193-7 (IFP) / 978-2-85539-128-1 (EFEO).
DELOCHE J., 2013. Old Mahé (1721-1817) : according to eighteenth-century French plans, Institut français de Pondichéry / École française d'Extrême Orient, Pondicherry, 39 p.,ill.
GAUCHEREL C., LECOINTRE G. and BONHOMME V., 2013. Le quotidien du chercheur : Une chasse aux fantômes ?, Editions Quæ, Versailles [France], 95 p., ISBN: 978-2-7592-2076-2. [Publisher link]
GROS F., SETHUPATHY E. and KANNAN M., 2013. Le vagabond et son ombre. G. Nagarajan : romans et récits tamouls, Regards sur l’Asie du Sud / South Asian Perspectives; 2, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 267 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-197-5.
TATACHARYA N.S.R., 2013. Chevalier Professor N.S.R. Swamy : scholar extraordinaire [Compilation of papers presented by Prof. N.S.R. Tatacharya in various felicitation volumes from 1968-2012], N.S. Jagannathan, Chennai, xiii, 185 p.

Edited books

MARIUS K. and RAIBAUD Y. (ed.), 2013. Genre et construction de la géographie, Coll. Epistémologie, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, 238 p., ISBN: 978-2858924165. [Publisher link]

Book chapters

ATTEWELL G., 2013. Yunani Tibb and Foundationalism in Early Twentieth-Century India: Humoral Paradigms between Critique and Concordance, In: Horden P., Hsu E. (ed), The Body in Balance : Humoral Medicines in Practice, Epistemologies of Healing; 13, Berghahn Books, Oxford, p. 129-148, ISBN: 978-0857459824. [Publisher link]
ATTEWELL G., 2013. Subversion in a Liminal Space: Perso-Arab Learning, Asian Medicinals, and the European Classical Revival in the Colóquios of Garcia da Orta, In: Robbins K., Tokayer M. (ed), Western Jews in India: from the Fifteenth Century to the Present, Manohar, New Delhi, p. 11-123, ISBN: 978-81-7304-983-5.
DELOCHE J., 2013. Pondichéry XVIIIe : Un urbanisme raisonné, In: Estienne R. (ed), Les Compagnies des Indes, Gallimard, Paris, p. 166-171, ISBN: 978-2-07-014135-7.
GUÉRIN I., ROESCH M., VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G. and SANTOSH KUMAR K.S., 2013. The Social Meaning of Over-Indebtedness and Creditworthiness in the Context of Poor Rural South Indian Households (Tamil Nadu), In: Guerin I., Morvant-Roux S., Villarreal M. (ed), Microfinance, Debt and Over-Indebtedness: Juggling with Money, Routledge, London, p. 125-150, ISBN: 978-0-415-83525-1. [Publisher link]
HEADLEY Z.E., 2013. Caste et ordre social en Inde contemporaine, In: Jaffrelot C., Naudet J. (ed), Justifier l’ordre social : caste, race, genre et classe, La Vie des Idées, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, ISBN: 978-2-13-061933-8. [Publisher link]
MARIUS K. and RAIBAUD Y., 2013. Genre et géographie : du questionnement à l’évidence, In: Marius K., Raibaud Y. (ed), Genre et construction de la géographie, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, p. 15-24, ISBN: 978-2858924165.
PLOTON P., PÉLISSIER R., BARBIER N., PROISY C., RAMESH B.R. and COUTERON P., 2013. Canopy Texture Analysis for Large-Scale Assessments of Tropical Forest Stand Structure and Biomass, In: Lowman M., Devy S., Ganesh T. (ed), Treetops at Risk : Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation, Springer, New York, p. 237-245, ISBN: 978-1-4614-7160-8. [Publisher link]
SARAVANAN G., DOMINIC J. and SAVITHRY T.K., 2013. Research Trends in Tropical Ecology 2007-2011: A Bibliometric Analysis, In: B. Ramesh Babu ... [et al.]. (ed), Libraries in the Changing Dimensions of Digital Technology Festschrift in Honour of Prof. D. Chandran, Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, S.V. University, Tirupati, B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, p. 829-840, ISBN: 978-93-50501-15-3.
SUBBARAYALU Y., 2013. A Reassessment of Krishnadevaraya’s Achievements, In: Verghese A. (ed), Krishnadevaraya and His Times, The K R Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai, p. 19-28.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

ALLOUIS T., DURRIEU S., VEGA C. and COUTERON P., 2013. Stem Volume and above-ground biomass estimation of individual pine trees from LiDAR data: Contribution of full-waveform signals, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6 (2) : 924-934, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2211863. [Publisher link]
ANTIN C., PÉLISSIER R., VINCENT G. and COUTERON P., 2013. Crown allometries are less responsive than stem allometry to tree size and habitat variations in an Indian monsoon forest, Trees - Structure and Function, 27 (5) : 1485-1495, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-013-0896-7. [Publisher link]
BONHOMME V., FRELAT R. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Application of elliptical Fourier analysis to watershed boundaries: a case study in Haiti, Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement [Online], 1 : 17-26, DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.10100. [Publisher link]
BONHOMME V., PRASAD S. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Intraspecific variability of pollen morphology as revealed by elliptic Fourier analysis, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 299 (5) : 811-816, DOI: 10.1007/s00606-013-0762-5. [Publisher link]
DE HEERING A., 2013. Oral history and Dalit testimonies : from the ordeal to speak to the necessity, South Asian Research, 33 (1) : 39-55. [Publisher link]
DELOCHE J., 2013. Water supply systems of the Senji (Gingee) fort in the Tamil country (16th-19th century), Indian Journal of History of Science, 48 (2) : 207-217.
FARDIN H.F., HOLLÉ A., GAUTIER E. and HAURY J., 2013. Wastewater management techniques from ancient civilizations to modern ages: examples from South Asia, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 13 (3) : 719-726. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2013. Srikantha : the forerunner for later Saivasiddhanta authors, Dhimahi : Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 4 : 148-155.
GANESAN T., 2013. Place of Yoga in Saiva ritual system, Dhimahi : Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 4 : 148-155.
GRITTI E.S., GAUCHEREL C., CRESPO-PEREZ M.V. and CHUINE I., 2013. How can model comparison help improving species distribution models?, PLoS ONE, 8 (7) : DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpr101. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., SANTHOSH KUMAR and AGIER I., 2013. Women's empowerment: power to act or power over other women? Lessons from Indian microfinance, Oxford Development Studies, 41 : S76-S94, DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2013.781147, Supplement 1. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., D’ESPALLIER B. and VENKATASUBRAMANIAN G., 2013. Debt in rural South India: fragmentation, social regulation and discrimination, Journal of Development Studies, 49 (9) : 1155-1171, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.720365. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., 2013. Bonded Labour, Agrarian Changes and Capitalism: Emerging Patterns in South India, Journal of Agrarian Change, 13 (3) : 405–423.
IBANEZ T., BORGNIET L., MANGEAS M., GAUCHEREL C., GÉRAUX H. and HÉLY C., 2013. Rainforest and savanna landscape dynamics in New Caledonia: Towards a mosaic of stable rainforest and savanna states?, Austral Ecology, 38 (1) : 33-45, DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02369.x. [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., HÉLY C. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Sharp transitions in microclimatic conditions between savanna and forest in New Caledonia: Insights into the vulnerability of forest edges to fire, Austral Ecology, 38 (6) : 680-687, DOI: 10.1111/aec.12015. [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., MUNZINGER J., GAUCHEREL C., CURT T. and HÉLY C., 2013. Inferring savannah–rainforest boundary dynamics from vegetation structure and composition: a case study in New Caledonia, Australian Journal of Botany, 61 (2) : 128-138, DOI:10.1071/bt12255. [Publisher link]
KOTTAIMUTHU R., KALIDASS C. and PONNUCHAMY R., 2013. Desmidorches Pauciflora (Wight) Decne. (Asclepiadaceae): a new record for Eastern Ghats, India, Indian Journal of Forestry, 36 (2) : 259-260.
MIGUET P., GAUCHEREL C. and BRETAGNOLLE V., 2013. Breeding habitat selection of Skylarks varies with crop heterogeneity, time and spatial scale, and reveals spatial and temporal crop complementation, Ecological Modelling, 266 : 10-18, DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.06.029. [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F., BEERAVOLU C. R., PÉLISSIER R. and COUTERON P., 2013. Do spatially-implicit estimates of neutral migration comply with seed dispersal data in tropical forests?, Plos One, 8 (8) : e72497, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072497. [Publisher link]