ANR Programme 2009-2013
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A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Catherine Clémentin-Ojha


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Professor (Directrice d’études) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris.

She belongs to the Center for Indian and South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS) and is a member of the editorial board of Archives de Sciences Sociales des religions (ASSR), Paris.
Her field of study is Indian religious anthropology. Her methods of work include classical Indology and history of religion as well as field investigations.


Certificat of Indology, Sanskrit language (Paris III-Censier) in 1975; a Diploma in Hindi (Paris, INALCO) 1976; a Master of Arts - Ethnology (Paris X-Nanterre) in 1978; a Ph D - Ethnology (Paris X-Nanterre) in 1984 and an "Habilitation à diriger les recherches" - anthropology) (EHESS, Paris) in 1997.


Between December 1991 and November 2001, she was a research scholar (chargee de recherche) at the Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient (Paris). Since November 1991, she is professor (directrice d'etudes) at the EHESS (Paris).
In addition to numerous articles, her publications include three books, La divinite conquise. Carrière d'une sainte (1990, Paris), Le trident sur le palais. Une cabale anti-vishnouite dans un royaume hindou de l'époque coloniale (1999, Paris), Les chrétiens de l’Inde. Entre castes et Eglises, Paris, Albin Michel, 2008, and four more that she co-authored and edited.