Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud - CEIAS

The Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud -CEIAS is the largest French research center in Social Sciences on the Indian sub-continent.

Scholars working in the Center come from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including:

  • Anthropology
  • Demography
  • Geography
  • History
  • Ancient and Modern Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology.

Researchers work in interdisciplinary teams on shared questions and subjects of enquiry, bringing together their complementary research skills and sharing their diverse intellectual backgrounds and training. 



Between Conversion and Ethnography: Catholic Missionaries in South Asia (16th-18th c.)

Ines G. Županov, Senior Research Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, codirector of the Centre d’études de l’Inde/Asie du Sud (CNRS/EHESS), is a Short-Term Visiting Scholar at the Center for South Asia (SAS), University of Pennsylvania (March 26-May 5, 2018). She will be giving five lectures. Fishing for Souls : Conversion and Community along...


Perso-Indica is a research and publishing project that will produce a comprehensive Analytical Survey of Persian Works on Indian Learned Traditions, encompassing the treatises and translations produced in India between the 13 th and the 19 th century. Perso-Indica intends to become the first reference work for this domain of studies and will offer a...


Production and circulation of gender knowledge in the Global South

Jeudi 28 février 2019 - Vendredi 1 mars 2019

While gender studies now constitute a recognized academic discipline, its "canon" has essentially been forged on European and North American theories and experiences. This international conference aims to question the logic of gender knowledge production from, and for, the Global South. On the one hand, it is a question of analysing the local, regional and...

25th European Conference on South Asian Studies

Mardi 24 juillet 2018, Mercredi 25 juillet 2018, Jeudi 26 juillet 2018, Vendredi 27 juillet 2018

The ECSAS has met regularly since 1968, and has provided an important opportunity to discuss current research and scholarship on topics relating to South Asia within the humanities and social sciences. The ECSAS conferences now operate under the auspices of the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS), a charitable, academic association engaged in the...