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The legacy of French rule in India (1674-1954) : An investigation of a process of Creolization

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ISBN: 9791036549892 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.ifp.3369 Language: English
Publisher: Institut Français de Pondichéry
Subject: History
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Creolization can be defined as an interaction of heterogeneous cultures leading to a new and unexpected reality. This book is an attempt to investigate whether or not nearly three centuries of French presence (1674- 1954) in the former French territories of India (Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahé, Yanam and Chandernagore) have led to creolization. Can one say that there are traces of French colonization, language and culture in the former enclaves? If so, what is their significance with respect to India as a nation? The investigation has been based on an analysis of historical facts and ground realities gauged from an observation of local life and conversations with people of these territories.

Deep rivers : Selected Writings on Tamil literature

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ISBN: 9791036549885 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.ifp.3464 Language: English
Publisher: Institut Français de Pondichéry
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book brings together for the first time in English all the major essays written by François Gros on Tamil literature. An impressive range of topics is covered here from studies of Caṅkam literature and devotional texts of the Tamil Bhakti traditions to contemporary Tamil novels and short stories. Many of the essays include an overview of French Indological work over past three centuries made available to the English speaking scholarly world for the first time here. While the author urges European and American scholars of Tamil history and culture to take the intellectual discourses of Tamil scholarship seriously, he insists at the same time that Tamil not be ghettoized but should rather be read alongside texts in other South Indian languages, with reference to the evidence of epigraphy, numismatics, archaeology and art history.

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