Tekija u Blagaju


Srirangam, Tamil Nadu




























Senior fellow in history (Directrice de Recherche), CNRS

Director of CEIAS

Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud / EHESS
190 Av de France 75005 Paris
tél.: (33) 0153729745

email: zupanov AT

Ines G. Zupanov is born in Zagreb, Croatia. After graduating in Comparative Literature and Indology at the University of Zagreb and after a three year stint as an editor in a publishing house (Globus), she spent a year on an Indo-Yugoslav scholarship in Mumbai at the TISS. In 1984 enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley and completed MA in Asian Studies and PhD in History (Modern Asia and Early Modern Europe) in 1991. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at the SOAS in London for two years. From 1999 she is a permanent Research Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and she is currently the director of the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud .

She taught early modern history at the University of California at Berkeley, at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and is teaching regularly at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.


Catholic Orientalism ; Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th c.), with Ângela Barreto Xavier, (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015).

Missionary Tropics; The Catholic Frontier in India (16 th-17th centuries) (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2005).

Disputed Mission; Jesuit Experiments and Brahmanical Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century India (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999)

Co-edited books:

Cosmopolitisme en Asie du Sud;  Sources, Itinéraries, Langues, co-edited with C. Lefèvre and J. Flores, collection Purusartha, 33, Editions EHESS, 2015.

Intercultural Encounter and the Jesuit Mission in South Asia (16th - 18th Centuries) co-edited with Anand Amaladass, (Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2014)

L’Inde des Lumières; Discours, histoire, savoirs (XVI-XIXe s.)/ Indian Enlightenment : Between Orientalism and Social Sciences (XVII-XIX century), co-edited with M. Fourcade, collection Purusartha, 31, Editions EHESS, 2013.

Cultural Dialogue in South Asia and Beyond: Narratives, Images and Community (16th-19th centuries), co-edited with Corinne Lefèvre, in the special issue of Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, Leiden, 2012.

Cultural Mobility, A Manifesto, with Stephen Greenblatt, Reinhardt Meyer-Kalkus, Pal Nyiri, Heike Paul, Frederike Pannewick, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Circulation des savoirs et missions d’évangélisation (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle), co-edited with Ch. de Castelnau, A. Maldavsky and M.L. Copete, Casa de Velasquez/CARE/EHESS edition, Madrid, 2011.

Divins remèdes; Médecine et religion en Asie du Sud, co-edited with Caterina Guenzi, collection Purusartha 27, (CEIAS/EHESS), 2008.

In addition to chapters in edited volumes, her articles in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Croatian are published in various academic journals (Annales, RES, Representations, Etnosistemi, Revista de Historia, Studies in History, Indian Economic and Social History Review, Archives de sciences sociales des religions, Journal of Early Modern History, JESHO, Revista de Cultura, Itinerario, etc.).

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