Pondicherry Past and Present. Pondichéry hier et aujourd’hui


Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 107

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2007

Status : Épuisé


ISBN-13 : 978-2-85539-667-5

ISSN : 0073-8352

Weight : 0,1 kg

Distributor : EFEO Pondichéry Contact : shanti@efeo-pondicherry.org, distributeur online : scholarswithoutborders@gmail.com, distributeur Chennai : jibh.rkc@gmail.com

Geography : Inde

Language : Français, Anglais

Place : Pondichéry

Support : CD ROM

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In this bilingual (French/English) CD-ROM, we first show Pondicherry from its origins to 1824, the dazzling expansion of this modest textile centre which became, for a short period, the capital of a potential empire in the first half of the 18th century; then, we dwell on its slow death after its destruction by the British in 1761. This development is illustrated with the magnificent watercolour plans and maps preserved in French archives. Next, we present Pondicherry from 1824 to the present day, a small colonial settlement now merged in the Indian Union; we point out the difficult stages of its rebirth, then, its slow expansion before becoming an Indian territory. This part is illustrated with old postcards and a mixture of recent and archival photographs.

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