Roland LARDINOIS

Roland Lardinois is a sociologist, Research Fellow (HDR) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), member of the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (UMR 8564) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Since November 2009 he has joined the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi. He is currently working on an Indo-French project, in collaboration with Vigneswara Ilavarasam (IIT-Delhi), which deals with the history and sociology of Indian engineers. The aim of this project is to study the making of engineers as professional groups since the colonial period until the present time, with a particular emphasis on engineering education, social mobility, gender issues. Currently working on the following programs: – The Making of Indian Engineers (as a coordinator)

Previous Members

2014Le secteur des technologies de l’information et de la communication en Inde. Education, formation et emploi des informaticiens, Paris, Agence pour l’emploi des cadres, 202 p. (with the collaboration of Vignesh Ilavarasam IIT-Delhi).

2013Scholars and Prophets. Sociology of India from France in the 19th-20th centuries, Translated from French by Renuka George, New Delhi, Social Science Press, 564 p.

2008, Sylvain Lévi, Génie de l’Inde. Leçon inaugurale de la chaire de langue et littérature sanscrites délivrée au Collège de France le 16 janvier 1895 (texte inédit), Édition établie par Roland Lardinois, Paris, Éditions Allia, 90 pages.

2007L’invention de l’Inde. Entre ésotérisme et science, Paris, CNRS Éditions, 492 pages.

2006, Roland Lardinois, Meenakshi Thapan (eds.), Reading Pierre Bourdieu in a Dual Context. Essays from India and France, London, New York, New Delhi, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 313 pages.


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