Resources

The IFP posseses several important resources, notable among which are:

1.   A multi-displinary library having a collection of 68000 books and 140 live journals;

2.   A manuscript collection comprising 8187 palm-leaf bundles, 360 paper codices and 1144 recent paper transcripts. It is the largest collection in the world of texts on the Saivasiddhanta;

3.   A photo archives containing more than 160,000 photos that are a unique resource for visual information about South India in the second half of the 20th century, particularly its temple art;

4.   A herbarium containing more than 20,000 specimens belonging to 4000 species (most of them endemics).

Uppangala Permanent Plot

The French Institute of Pondicherry in collaboration with the Karnataka Forest Department, installed permanent sampling plots in the Kadamakal Reserve Forest and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Herbarium

The Herbarium of French Institute of Pondicherry is popularly known as HIFP (Herbier Institut Français de Pondichéry). HIFP houses large number of collections from the

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Photo Archives

The complete collection of Photo Archives are grouped into 14 major categories; a small description is given under each group: i) Siva and Siva associated,

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Manuscripts

The manuscript collection of the French Institute of Pondicherry was started in 1956 under the auspices of its founder-director, the polymath Jean Filliozat, by collecting

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Library

The library of the IFP is a multi-disciplinary research library. Started with the founding of the Institute in 1955, its collection was constituted over the

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