Davesh Soneji — Concubines, Copper Plates and Colonial Authority: Temple Inscriptions by Women in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Tanjore

Conférence de Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor of South Asian Religions at McGill University, Montreal, Canada & directeur d’études invité de l’EHESS.

Le Mardi 2 juin 2015, de 15h à 17h, Salle 662 (6e étage, côté CEIAS), au « France ».

190 Avenue de France, 75013 Paris.

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Leslie C. Orr — Mythologizing, Archaizing, and Localizing: Royal Glory and the Tenkasi Pandyas

De passage à Paris, Leslie C. Orr (Professor, Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montréal) nous fait le plaisir d’intervenir dans le cadre de notre atelier thématique à propos des rois Pandya  (XIVe-XVIe siècles) de Tenkasi (la Kashi du sud).

Le 28 mai 2014, de 10 à 12h, salle 638 au France (190-198 avenue de France, 75013 Paris). Continue reading

North Indian Scripts & South Indian Kings

In his recently published கவின்மிகு சோழர் கலைகள் = Masterpieces of Chola Art (Chennai: Tamil Arts Academy, 2011), R. Nagaswamy provides illustrations of Cōḻa coins dated to the 10th and 11th c. They bear Sanskrit legends, some in Grantha script (fig. 200a, 200c), others in Nāgarī script (see fig. 199a, 199b, 199c, 200b). Among the latter, we find “Uttamacolaḥ” for Uttamacōḻa (r. 969-985), “Śrī-Rājarājaḥ” for  Rājarāja I (r. 985-1014) and “Śrī-Rājendraḥ” for Rājendra I (r. 1012-1044). Continue reading