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11 janvier 2014
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Publication : Engineers in India : Industrialisation, Indianisation and the State, 1900-47

9 juin 2013
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Aparajith Ramnath, Engineers in India : Industrialisation, Indianisation and the State, 1900-47. Ph.D. Thesis. Imperial College London,  2013 “This thesis offers a collective portrait of an important group of scientific and technical practitioners in India from 1900 to 1947: professional engineers. It focuses on engineers working in three key sectors: public works, railways and private industry....
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Book : Reigning the River

21 mai 2013
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Book : Reigning the River Anne Rademacher, Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu. Durham : Duke University Press, 2011 “A major contribution to the nascent anthropology of urban environments, Reigning the River illuminates the complexities of river restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in South Asia. In this rich ethnography, Anne M. Rademacher explores...
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Books : Technocracy in East and Southeast Asia

9 mai 2013
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Books : Technocracy in East and Southeast Asia Joel Andreas, Rise of the Red Engineers. The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China’s New Class. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2009 “Rise of the Red Engineers explains the tumultuous origins of the class of technocratic officials who rule China today. In a fascinating account, author Joel Andreas chronicles how two mutually hostile groups—the...
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Publication : Gender, Status and Migration of Nurses in India

28 avril 2013
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Publication : Gender, Status and Migration of Nurses in India  Nair Sreelekha, Moving with the Times. Gender, Status and Migration of Nurses in India. New Delhi : Routledge, 2012 “This book is an attempt to penetrate the silence that surrounds the lives of nurses as migrant women. It offers a perceptive understanding of the trials faced specifically by women from the state of Kerala,...
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Books : Environmental History in South Asia

20 avril 2013
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Books : Environmental History in South Asia Guha Ramachandra, The  unquiet woods (Twentieth Anniversary Edition): Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya, New Delhi : Orient Blackswan, 2010 “Popular initiatives to halt deforestation in the Himalaya, such as the Chipko movement, are globally renowned. It is less well known that these movements have a history stretching back more than a hundred...
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Books : Nuclear Power in India

12 avril 2013
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Books : Nuclear Power in India Mathai Manu, Nuclear Power, Economic Development Discourse and the Environment. The Case of India, London ; New York : Routledge, 2013 “Nuclear power is often characterized as a “green technology.” Technologies are rarely, if ever, socially isolated artefacts. Instead, they materially represent an embodiment of values and priorities. Nuclear power is no different. It...
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Talk : From Local Technologies to New Forms of Global Governance

1 avril 2013
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Talk : From Local Technologies to New Forms of Global Governance Balaji Parthasarathy, Reversing the flows of ideas? From local technologies for the marginalised to new forms of global governance. Tiffin Talk, Australia India Institute, 28 March 2013. “For decades, largely agrarian, previously colonial, developing countries were the recipients of technologies, in domains ranging from medicine to transportation. The technologies also came embedded in specific ideas...
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Book: The Untiring Indian

21 mars 2013
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Book: The Untiring Indian  Shashi K. Gulati, The Untiring Indian : Lifestory of Mr. N. D. Gulhati: A Visionary Water Resources Engineer, New Delhi: MacMillan Publishers India, 2011 “A developing nation such as India is built by the untiring effort of thousands, rather, hundreds of thousands of its citizens. Sometimes circumstances demand that everyone work in concert, as Indians...
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Review: Scholars and Prophets

13 mars 2013
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Review: Scholars and Prophets « The Fascination for India », La Vie des idées, 11 March 2013 Review by Jules Naudet (Translated by Rohini Rangachari) Roland Lardinois, Scholars and Prophets. Sociology of India from France 19th-20th Centuries. New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2013 “Since the 18th century, India has been portrayed in contradictory ways. While scholarly knowledge is based on...
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Books: Dams and Development in South Asia

5 mars 2013
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Books: Dams and Development in South Asia Sanjeev Khagram, Dams and Development. Transnational Struggles for Water and Power. New York, Cornell University Press, 2004 “Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century. Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to...
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Books: Urban Governance in India

15 février 2013
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Books: Urban Governance in India Joël Ruet, Stéphanie Tawa-Lama Rewal, Governing India’s Metropolises, New Delhi: Routledge, 2009. “Urban governance today is characterized by a multiplicity of actors involved in the management of local affairs. The questions for inquiry are: who are the individuals and institutions, public and private, who actually plan and manage urban affairs? In what ways do...
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Publication: Scholars and Prophets

9 février 2013
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Publication: Scholars and Prophets Roland Lardinois, Scholars and Prophets. Sociology of India from France 19th-20th centuries. New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2013 “Scholars and Prophets: Sociology of India from France 19th – 20th centuries is being translated from L’invention de I’ Inde. Entre ésotérisme et science, and deals with the historical genesis of the long and rich scholarship on India in France since the beginning...
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Publication: Women in Indian Engineering

3 février 2013
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Publication: Women in Indian Engineering Sreelekha Nair, “Women in Indian Engineering: A Preliminary Analysis of Data from the Graduate Level Engineering Field in Kerala and Rajasthan.”, Occasional Paper, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, n°58, March 2012 Available online. Bérénice GirardMore Posts
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Books: Indian and Chinese Engineers in the Silicon Valley

1 février 2013
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Books: Indian and Chinese Engineers in the Silicon Valley Anna Lee Saxenian, Yasuyuki Motoyama, Xiaohong Quan, Local and global networks of immigrant professionals in Silicon Valley. San Francisco : Public Policy Institute of California, 2002.  “Foreign-born entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are becoming agents of global economic change, and their increased mobility is fueling the emergence of entrepreneurial networks in distant locations. In this...
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