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Cosmopolitismes en Asie du Sud

Corinne Lefèvre
Ines G. Županov
Jorge Flores

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1Paolo Aranha

2He is a Research Fellow of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the SAR of Macao, as well as Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Evangelical Theology of the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich. He has studied Political Sciences at Rome University « La Sapienza » and History at the European University Institute (Florence). He has been a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Warburg Institute (London) and Marie Curie -Gerda Henkel Fellow at the LMU. He is about to defend a doctoral dissertation on the Malabar Rites controversy.


4– 2006 Il Cristianesimo latino in India nel XVI secolo, Milano, Franco Angeli.

5– 2014 “The Social and Physical Spaces of the Malabar Rites Controversy,” in G. Marcocci, W. de Boer, A. Maldavsky, I. Pavan, eds., Space and Conversion in Global Perspective, Leiden/Boston, Brill, pp. 214-232.

6– 2014 “Early modern Asian Catholicism and European colonialism: Dominance, Hegemony and Native Agency in the Portuguese Estado da Índia,” in K. Koschorke & A. Hermann, eds., Polycentric Structures in the History of World Christianity / Polyzentrische Strukturen in der Geschichte des Weltchristentums, Wiesbaden, Harassowitz Verlag, pp. 285-306.

8Kumkum Chatterjee

9[June 12 1958-Dec 13 2012] Historian, she received her Ph.D from Calcutta University and taught in the History Department at Penn State from 1989. Her field on India covered a period from the seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, from the Mughal through the post-Mughal to the early “Company” period. Her work focused on merchants and scribes, on trade and political culture, on historical and travel writing, on Bihar and Bengal, and on courtly and popular culture. She helped to redefine the field of the early modern period in South Asia as well as its place in the world.


11– 1996 Merchants, Politics and Society in Early Modern India, Bihar 1733-1820, Leiden, Brill.

12– 2009 The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal, New Delhi, Oxford University Press.

13Roy Fischel

14Is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the History of South Asia at the Department of History, SOAS, University of London. His research interests cover political structures, social organisation, concepts of territory and trans-regionalism, and linguistic-cultural identities in precolonial South Asia. His current work focuses on state formation and the construction of authority in the non-imperial polities of Central and South India within the context of the on-going debate on empire, cosmopolitanism, and early modernity.


16– 2008 R. F. & R. Kark, “Sultan Abdülhamid II and Palestine: Private Lands and Imperial Policy,” New Perspectives on Turkey, 39, pp. 129–166.

17– 2012 R. F. & R. Kark, “Palestinian Women in the Public Domain during the Late Ottoman and Mandate Periods, 1831–1948,” Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, 10, pp. 77–96.

19Jorge Flores

20Is Vasco da Gama Professor at the European University Institute (Florence) since 2010 and has previously taught at Brown University (Providence, RI, USA). He specialized in the history of the Portuguese Empire in Asia and in European-South Asian social and cultural interactions in the early modern period.


22– 1998 Os Portugueses e o Mar de Ceilão: Trato, Diplomacia e Guerra (1498-1543), Lisbon, Cosmos.

23– 2004 J. F. & N. Vassallo e Silva, eds., Goa and the Great Mughal, Lisbon/London, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum/Scala Publishers (reprint. 2012).

24– forthcoming Unwanted Neighbours. The Mughals, the Portuguese, and their Frontiers, New Delhi, OUP.


26Jos Gommans

27Since July 2011, he occupies the Chair of Colonial and Global History at Leiden University. His fields of interest are global history, colonial history, early-modern history, Indian Ocean, Mughal India, early-modern Islamic empires, South Asian Islam, military history, history of globalization, diasporas, Dutch orientalism and Enlightenment.


29– 1995 The Rise of the Indo-Afghan Empire (c.1710-1780), Leiden, Brill.

30– 2002 Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500-1700, London, Routledge.

31– 2012 J. G. & P. Emmer, Rijk aan de rand van de wereld: de geschiedenis van Nederland overzee 1600-1800, Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Bert Bakker.

33Sumit Guha

34He began his research as an economic historian with interests in demography and agriculture. These widened into the study of environmental and ethnic histories. From 1996 to 1999, he was Professor in the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and moved to the USA in 2000 as S.P. Das Distinguished Professor at Brown University. In 2004 he joined the Department of History in Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and came thence to the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.


36– 1999 Environment and Ethnicity in India, c. 1200-1991, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

37– 2001 Health and Population in South Asia from Earliest Times to the Present, London, Hurst & Co.

38– 2013 Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present, Leiden, Brill.

40Corinne Lefèvre

41Chargée de recherche au CNRS, membre du Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS, CNRS-EHESS) dont elle est actuellement co-directrice, elle est spécialiste de l’histoire politique et culturelle de l’Inde musulmane pré-coloniale, et plus particulièrement de l’empire moghol (xvie-xviiie siècle) dont elle analyse la construction à la lumière de ses connexions avec ses voisins et concurrents de l’Asie musulmane.


43– 2014 « The Court of Abduʾr-Raḥīm Khān-i Khānān as a Bridge Between Iranian and Indian Cultural Traditions », in A. Busch & T. de Bruijn, eds., Culture and Circulation: Literatures in Motion in Early Modern India, Leyde, Brill, pp. 75-106.

44– 2012 « The Majālis-i Jahāngīrī (1608-1611): Dialogue and Asiatic otherness at the Mughal Court », in C. Lefèvre & I.G. Županov, eds., Cultural Dialogue in South Asia and Beyond: Narratives, Images and Community (sixteenth-nineteenth centuries), Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 55 (2/3), pp. 255-286.

45– 2012 « Europe - Mughal India - Muslim Asia: Circulation of Political Ideas and Instruments in Early Modern Times », in A. Flüchter & S. Richter, eds., Structures on the Move: Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounter Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 127-145.

47Giuseppe Marcocci

48Assistant Professor of Early Modern History, University of Tuscia, Viterbo (2012-), his resarch interests cover modern history, Renaissance studies, history of historiography, global history, connected history, imperial history, colonialism, history of Iberian Empires, history of slavery, history of the Portuguese empire, Portuguese Inquisition, history of religion, history of Roman Catholicism, history of emotions, history of homosexuality, Atlantic world, religious conversion, history of missions, and Jesuit history.


50– 2012 A consciência de um império. Portugal e o seu mundo (sécs. XV-XVII), Coimbra, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.

51– 2013 G. M. & J. P. Paiva, História da Inquisição Portuguesa, 1536-1821, Lisbon, Esfera dos Livros.

52– 2015 G. M. & U. Grassi, eds., Le trasgressioni della carne: Il desiderio omosessuale nel mondo islamico e cristiano, secc. XII-XX, Roma, Viella.

54Clause Markovits

55Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS, membre du Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, il poursuit ses recherches sur des aspects de l’histoire de l’Inde coloniale en rapport avec une histoire plus globale, en particulier sur des réseaux marchands et sur le corps expéditionnaire indien en France pendant la première guerre mondiale.


57– 2000 Gandhi, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po ( « Références/Facettes »).

58– 2000 The Global World of Indian Merchants c. 1750-1947: Traders of Sind from Bukhara to Panama, Cambridge, CUP.

59– 2015 C. M. & J.-L. Margolin, Les Indes et l’Europe. Histoires connectées, xve-xxie siècle, Gallimard ( « Folio histoire » 246).

61Itzván Perczel

62István Perczel est professeur au département des études médiévales de l’Université d’Europe centrale (CEU) de Budapest. Il enseigne dans le domaine des études byzantines et sur les chrétiens orientaux et syriaques aussi bien que sur la philosophie de l’Antiquité tardive. Ses thèmes de recherche incluent la patristique antique tardive et la philosophie, en particulier l’étude du corpus pseudo-Dionysien et de l’origénisme des ve et vie siècles, la théologie byzantine, les manuscrits syriaques et l’histoire des chrétiens syriens de l’Inde.


64– 2006 « Have the Flames of Diamper Destroyed All the Old Manuscripts of the Saint Thomas Christians? », Festschrift Jacob Thekeparampil – The Harp: A Review of Syriac and Oriental Ecumenical Studies, 20, pp. 87-104.

65– 2009 « Four apologetic Church Histories from India », The Harp: A Review of Syriac and Oriental Ecumenical Studies, 24, pp. 189-217.

66– 2013 « Some New Documents on the Struggle of the Saint Thomas Christians to Maintain the Chaldaean Rite and Jurisdiction », in P. Bruns & H.O. Luthe, eds., Orientalia Christiana: Festschrift für Hubert Kaufhold zum 70. Geburtstag, Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, pp. 415-436.

68Dhruv Raina

69Professor of History of Science and Education at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research has focused upon the politics and cultures of scientific knowledge in South Asia and on philosophy and history of science with a special focus on India. He includes in his research a philosophical as well as a sociological perspective. Recently, he has been working on cultures of history and science policy in postcolonial South Asia, in addition to a decade long preoccupation with postcolonial theory of science and the historiography of Indian mathematics.


71– 2003 Images and Contexts: Studies in the Historiography of Science in India, Oxford, OUP.

72– 2011 D. R. & F. Günnergun, eds., Science between Europe and Asia: Historical Studies on the Transmission, Adoption and Adaptation of Knowledge, Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands ( “Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science” vol. 275).

73– 2015 Needham’s Indian Network: A Search for the Home of the History of Science in India (1950-1970), New Delhi, Yoda Press.

75Vikas Rathee

76Vikas Rathee is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He got his PhD in History from the University of Arizona, for writing a dissertation entitled “Narratives of a War of Succession (1658) for the Mughal Throne, c. 1670-c. 1710.” His area of specialisation is the political, cultural and religious history of South Asia.

78Blake Smith

79Is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University and EHESS, where he is completing his dissertation on the role of Orientalist stereotypes in late-eighteenth century French trade with South Asia. He is the coeditor of a special issue of Outre-mers. Revue d’histoire on French India (forthcoming).


81– 2013 “Diplomacy and its Forms of Knowledge: Anquetil-Duperron, the Balance of Power, and Indiain the French Global Imaginary, 1778-1803,” « Puruṣārtha » 31: L’Inde des Lumières. Discours, histoire, savoirs (xviie-xixe siècle), Paris, Éditions de l’EHESS, pp. 209-227.

82– 2015 “Starch Wars: Rice, bread and South Asian Difference in the French Enlightenment,” French Cultural Studies, 26 (2), pp. 130-139.

84Audrey Truchke

85Was a postdoctoral fellow at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge during the 2012-2013 academic year. She is currently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University and has received her PhD from Columbia University in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) in May 2012. Her main research topics are Sanskrit and Persian literary cultures in early modern India, including Mughal history, translation studies, and cross-cultural interactions.


87– 2011 “The Mughal Book of War: A Persian Translation of the Sanskrit Mahabharata,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 31 (2), pp. 506-520.

88– 2012 “Defining the other: An Intellectual History of Sanskrit Lexicons and Grammars of Persian,” Journal of Indian Philosophy, 40 (6), pp. 635-668.

89– 2012 “Setting the Record Wrong: A Sanskrit Vision of Mughal Conquests,” South Asian History and Culture, 3 (3), pp. 373-396.

91Paul Wormser

92Maître de conférences d’histoire de l’Asie du Sud-Est à l’Inalco, il est rattaché au Centre Asie du Sud-Est/CASE (UMR 8170) et travaille principalement sur la diffusion de l’islam dans les réseaux de commerce de l’océan Indien et sur les transformations littéraires et culturelles qui ont accompagné ce processus dans le monde malais à l’époque moderne.


94– 2012 Le Bustan al-Salatin de Nuruddin ar-Raniri: Réflexion sur le rôle culturel d’un étranger dans le monde malais, Paris, Éditions Archipel (lauréat du prix Jeanne Cuisinier 2011).

95– 2012 « The Religious Debates of Aceh in the 16th and 17th Centuries: An Invisible Cultural Dialogue? », Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient/JESHO, 55 (2-3), pp. 369-382.

96– 2014 « La place des oulémas dans la société acihaise du xvie au xxie siècle », Archipel, 87: Regards croisés sur Aceh, pp. 7-28.

98Ines G. Županov

99Historienne, directrice de recherche au CNRS et co-directrice du CEIAS (CNRS/EHESS) à Paris. Ses recherches actuelles portent sur l’histoire sociale et culturelle des missions chrétiennes en Asie du Sud à l’époque moderne. En plus d’articles dans des revues à comité de lecture, de chapitres dans des ouvrages collectifs, de livres qu’elle a édités et co-édités, elle a publié trois monographies.


101– 1999 Disputed Mission: Jesuit Experiments and Brahmanical Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century India, New Delhi, OUP.

102– 2005 Missionary Tropics: The Catholic Frontier in India (16th-17th Centuries), Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.

103– 2015 I. G. Ž. & Â. B. Xavier, Catholic Orientalism. Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th c.), New Delhi, OUP.

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