[INDOLOGY] New Publication of the French Institute of Pondicherry

Anurupa Naik anurupa.n at ifpindia.org
Fri Mar 2 06:44:46 EST 2018


*JUST RELEASED
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*Jain sites of Tamil Nadu [DVD]*
Nalini Balbir, Karien Ladrech, N. Murugesan, K. Rameshkumar, Regards sur 
l'Asie du Sud no. 12, Institut Français dePondichéry, 2018.
Language: English *400 Rs (18 €)*.ISBN: 978-81-8470-217-0

The Jain presence in the Tamil country has passed on a rich cultural 
heritage. This DVD-ROM is a pioneering attempt to document all Jain 
sites of Tamil Nadu through a compilation of photographs, historical 
text and maps, readable from a computer. It presents about 400 sites 
with Jain vestiges: temples, cave-temples, rock shelters, loose 
sculptures and inscriptions ... Studied in their artistic, historic and 
religious dimensions, they shed light on the uniqueness of Jainism in 
Tamil Nadu. The living aspects of Jain religious life (worship, 
festivals, etc.) are also considered. This DVD includes an extensive 
photographic documentation, a search engine and an interactive map.

*About the authors*

*Nailini Balbir*: Professor of Indology at the University of Paris-3 
Sorbonne-Nouvelle since 1988, and Professor of Middle-Indian philology 
at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes since 2000. She is a member of 
the Research Unit UMR 7528 (Université Paris-3 / CNRS / EPHE / INALCO), 
and the editor-in-Chief of the JAINpedia project (www.jainpedia.org 
<http://www.jainpedia.org>). Her chief research interests are Jainism, 
Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Theravada Buddhism, and Hindi language and 
literature of the 20th century.

*Karine Ladrech*: Maître de conférences in Indian Art and Archaeology at 
the University of Paris-4 Sorbonne since 2008. She is a member of CREOPS 
and associate member of the Research Unit UMR 7528 Mondes iranien et 
indien (Université Paris-3 / CNRS / EPHE / INALCO). Dr. Karine Ladrech 
is the author of /Le crâne et le glaive. Représentations de Bhairava en 
Inde du Sud (VIIIe-XIIIe siècles)/ [The Skull and the Sword. Bhairava 
Images in South India (8^th -13^th centuries)]. Her primary research 
interests are: Iconography, Indian sculpture from the 7^th to the 13^th 
century, fierce deities.

*N. Murugesan*: Former researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry 
(IFP), Dr. N. Murugesan was involved in the preparation of the CD 
/Pondicherry past and present/ published by the IFP in 2007 and also 
participated in the making of the CD-ROMs /Bhairava 
Sahasrapratimāvaliḥ/ (2005) and /Darasuram: architecture and 
iconography/ (2007).

*K. Rameshkumar*: Photographer at the French Institute of Pondicherry 
(IFP), Mr. K. Ramesh Kumar joined the institution in 1997. He has 
collaborated in a number of projects conducted by the different 
departments of the IFP. In particular, he has been involved in projects 
relating to the art and history of South India, being a member of the 
team for the CD-ROMs /Bhairava Sahasrapratimāvaliḥ/ (2005) and 
/Darasuram: architecture and iconography/ (2007) published by the IFP.

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