Bagavadam ou Bhagavatha Purana:Ç Ouvrage Religieux et Philosophique Indien traduit par Maridas Poulle de Pondicherry en 1769, Tellicherry 2004

Bagavadam ou Bhagavatha Purana:Ç Ouvrage Religieux et Philosophique Indien traduit par Maridas Poulle de Pondicherry en 1769, Tellicherry 2004

Author: J.B.P.More
ISBN: 81-88432-07-5
Price: Rs 350.00 | Euros 21.00

Le Bãgavadam ou Bhãgavata Purãna est considere comme Ie plus important des dix-huit purãnas. Il est classe en general juste uprès les quatre Védas. Tandis que les Védas sont réservés aux Brahmanes, les šudras ont aecès aux purãnas. La tradition hindoue attribue ln créul inn de Bhãgavata Purãna à Vyãsa, qui estaussi l’auteur de Védus. textes fondamentaux pour les hindous.
Le Bhägavata Puräna raconte l’histoire de Vishnou, le Dieu unique et tout puissant. C’est un ouvrage dans lequel l’on traite aussi de l’histoire de la création, de la conservation et de la destruction de l’Univers, de la Divinité, de l’origine des Dieux subalterns, de la cosmologie, de la physique, de la géographie, de Ia prophétie et surtout de la vie parfaite.
La traduction de Maridas Poullé est de nature prosaique et non poétique. Il est reconnu comme un traducteur de qualité et comme un philosophe se spécialisant dans les recherches orientales. Maridas Poullé était aussi un géographe, un historien et un sociologue de la premiére heure. Il est décédé à Pondichéry le 3 avril 1796, à l’ âge de 75 ans.

L´ Inde face a Bharati, Le Poete Rebelle, Tellicherry 2003

L´ Inde face a Bharati, Le Poete Rebelle, Tellicherry 2003

Author: J.B.P.More
ISBN: 81-88432-06-7
Price: Rs 300.00 | Euros 10.00

Pondichérien d’origine, J .B.P. More est Docteur en histoire de l‘lnde de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). Actuellement chercheur indépendant, il s’intéresse a tous les aspects de la civilization indierme. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs travaux SUI‘ l’Inde coloniale et les communautés musulmanes de l’Inde.
Dans ce livre, clair et vivant, More brosse, avec un regard critique et un souci de vérité, la vie et la carriére de Bharati, poéte national et révolutiomiaire de l’Inde en les replacant dans leur contexte politique ct social et en insistant particulierement sur le séjour du poéte a Pondichéry, dans l’Inde francaise.

The English East India Company and the Native Rulers of Kerala: A Case Study of Attingal and Travancore, Tellicherry 2003

The English East India Company and the Native Rulers of Kerala: A Case Study of Attingal and Travancore,  Tellicherry 2003

Author: Leena More
ISBN: 81-88432-04-0
Price: Rs 400.00 | US$ 15.00

This book deals with the rise and decline of the kingdoms of Attingal and Travancore in Kerala, on the basis of hitherto unused records and sources found in India, England and France. It breaks new ground in the writing of Kerala history. It highlights the Attingal revolt of 1721, the first one of its kind in Indian history, when Hindus and Muslims combined to evict the English. It disproves various theories and historical points advanced by scholars like Shungoony Menon, Sreedhara Menon and IbrahimKunju.
Written with great care and clarity, this book is a must for every student and scholar of Kerala and south Indian history.

Martyr of Charity: Sister Rani Maria, Tellicherry 2003

Martyr of Charity: Sister Rani Maria, Tellicherry 2003

Author: Giuseppe Segalla
ISBN: 81-88432-032
Price: Rs 250.00 | US$ 7.00

Monsignor Giuseppe Segalla, Professor of New Testament Studies at the Theological Faculty of North Italy (Milan-Padua), associate member of the SNTS (Society for the New Testament Studies-Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas) and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (Pontificia Commissione Biblica), authored The Prayer of Jesus to the Father (La preghiera di Gesu al Padre) (John 1 7), The Christology of New Testament (La crystologia del Nuovo Testamento) and An Ethics for three Communities (Un ‘etica per tre comunita) for the series of booklets of the Providence. His other publications are: Jesus and the Sick (Gesu e i malati), Charism and Institution at the Service of Charity in the Acts of the Apostles (Carisma e istituzione a servizio della carita negli Atti degli Apostoli) and Jesus marginalized among the Marginalzied (Gesu emarginato fra gli emarginati). He has contributed a large number of research articles to various Seminars both at the international and national levels.

Maritime Malabar and the Europeans, Delhi, 2003

Maritime Malabar and the Europeans, Delhi, 2003

Author: K. S. Mathew, ed.,
ISBN: 81-7871-029-3
Price: Rs 725.00 | US$ 45.00 | Euros 35.00

The collection of articles contained in this hook shed light on various aspects of European contacts with Maritime Malabar which was in fact the entry point of almost all the Europeans to the subcontinent of India since the opening of the direct sea route connecting Indian Ocean region with the Atlantic. The techniques of navigation in vogue on the Malabar coast and the heights reached by Indian scientists with emphasis on the Malabar coast are discussed in this work. Another field which has been thoroughly researched and brought out in this work is the art of. Navigation developed by the Portuguese and the techniques of shipbuilding in Portugal, the pioneering nation to come to India via Cape of Good Hope. With these studies forming the background of the discussion on the Interaction between the various parts of Europe and the Maritirne Malabar, the authors of the research papers discuss the activities of the Portuguese, the Dutch, the English, the French, the Danes and the Germans on the Malabar coast. European impressions about India with emphasis on elephants, maritime trade, cultural exchange, transfer of technology, Indo-. Portuguese architecture contribution of the Germans to educational development on the Malabar coast, state formation and resistance against the foreign domination constitute some of the important aspects covered in this book.

The French Seaboard Empire and Louisburg 1713-1758, Tellicherry 2002

The French Seaboard Empire and Louisburg 1713-1758,  Tellicherry 2002

Author: Joy Varkey
ISBN: 81-88432-02-4
Price: Rs 650.00 | US$ 22.00

The history of Louisbourg has been studied before, but this is a study to examine French colonial rule at Louisbourg in the perspectives of local political initiatives. Proposing a new interpretative framework of imperialism from below the author argues that the local government played an important role in the enunciation and implementation of policies and decisions in the North Atlantic seaboard colonies of France. Discussions of the management of the fishery, commerce, military affairs, French relations with the Amerindians, the influence of the missionaries in native societies, the Amerindians‘ part in resisting British colonial expansion, the distinct political stand of the Acadians in favour of French imperial motives, the nature of Anglo-French relations and contest for empire substantiate his views.

Women in Portuguese Goa 1500-1835, Tellicherry 2002

Women in Portuguese Goa 1500-1835, Tellicherry 2002

Author: Sr. Emma Maria A. C
ISBN: 81-88432-01-6
Price: Rs 375.00 | US$ 12.00

Women in Goa had their own age-old way of life embedded chiefly in the principles of Hinduism, and from the fourteenth century considerably influenced by the Islamic faith, When the Portuguese, hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, came face to face with the Indian society at the turn of the sixteenth century and established their settlements on firm grounds since 15.10 especially in Goa, they viewed Goan women as their newly-found consorts, substitutes for their spouses left in Portugal or even as those who could gratify their sexual needs temporarily without any commitment. Besides, the Portuguese mariners and soldiers who withstood the odds of the long voyages on the Portuguese caravels found in the exotic women of the East a great source for giving vent to their pent up energy despite their familiarity with the Christian morals and code of conduct. On the other hand, the Portuguese educated in Christian environs held women in great respect on account of the womanhood sanctified by the incarnation of Christ.

These differential aspects of the encounter between the Portuguese and the Goan women and especially the aspirations of some of those who wanted to live a committed life for the service of God and fellow-beings or those who were put in ignominious conditions prompted the Church under the Portuguese Padroado to set up institutions and invest money to look after their well-being. The present work is a pioneering attempt to study the condition of women in Portuguese Goa from 1510 to 1835 based on contemporary documents preserved in various repositories. A section of the book is set apart for highlighting the historical background till the arrival of the Portuguese and then to study the milieu from where the Portuguese came to India. The remaining sections deal in detail with the establishment of the institutions tinder the Portuguese and their activities. The epilogue points to the direction in which the activities initiated in yesteryears are in progress. This could be considered a welcome study of women in Portuguese Goa.