PhD in Indian Studies, I am interested in the possibility to read an exegetical discourse under the myths told in purāṇic literature. I particularly study the place given to the Goddess in this literature, especially through her motherhood. Focusing on the purāṇic quotations in the Dharmanibandha literature, I plan on understanding the function of purāṇic genre and on evaluating its use and impact in indian society from the emergence of the first purāṇas to their copying in the nineteenth century.
Through my affiliation to the Skandapurāṇa Project and the Texts Surrounding Texts Project, I develop my philological skills and my knowledge on ancient śivaism. Really involved in active pedagogy, I maintain a scientific blog dedicated to sanskrit pedagogy and didactic whose purpose is first to offer to students tools and references allowing to learn sanskrit and to improve their learning, and second to put forward reflections on Sanskrit didactic comparing it with the learning of Modern or Ancient Languages.

Research fields

Purāṇic Studies ; early Śivaism, in particular Pāśupata beliefs ; liturgic study of rituals dedicated to birth and parenthood ; study of the maternity and the Goddess ; analysis of purāṇic quotations and of Dharmanibandha Literature; codicology, palaeography, ecdotic, sanskrit philology; sanskrit pedagogy ; sanskrit Literature.

HAL & Academia profiles



14 documents

Journal articles

  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. La dimension dévotionnelle du Skandayāga : Atharvavedapariśiṣṭa XX sur le rituel en l’honneur de Dhūrta. Oriental Archive - Archiv Orientalni­, 2018. ⟨halshs-02111136⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout, Le Skandapurāṇa. Les fonctions du stéréotype d'adoption par l'allaitement dans le Skandapurāṇa chap.158 et 162. Traits-d'Union, 2017, Le stéréotype: fabrique d'identité 7. ⟨hal-01630307⟩

Conference papers

  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Les stratégies de légitimation des rois Somavaṁśin : égaler, encenser, accuser, ignorer ou inventer l'autre. Colloque international « Regards sur l’autre, regard de l’autre, Vincent Eltschinger; Nicolas Dejenne; Amandine Wattelier-Bricout; Anne-Cécile Schreiner, Nov 2022, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-03885564⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Du tableau esthétique au récit de bataille : un exemple sanskrit de transposition de genre du Kumārasaṃbhava au Skandapurāṇa. RJC2016 - 19èmes Rencontres des jeunes chercheurs en Sciences du Langage, ED 268 Paris 3, Jun 2016, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-01657293⟩

Book sections

  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Une grande maitresse du yoga. Ysé Tardan-Masquelier. Yoga. L'encyclopédie, Albin Michel, pp.239, 2021, 978-2-226-44828-6. ⟨halshs-03528035⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. De puissants yogis au Karnataka, les Kālāmukha. Ysé Tardan-Masquelier. Yoga. L'encyclopédie, Albin Michel, pp.258, 2021, 978-2-226-44828-6. ⟨halshs-03528048⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Les plus anciennes communautés de yogis. Ysé Tardan-Masquelier. Yoga. L'encyclopédie, Albin Michel, pp.231-236, 2021, 978-2-226-44828-6. ⟨halshs-03528018⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Eclairage: Les yogis dans les purāṇas, mythes et légendes. Ysé Tardan-Masquelier. Yoga. L'encyclopédie, Albin Michel, pp.237-238, 2021, 978-2-226-44828-6. ⟨halshs-03528024⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. The tree adoption ritual as presented in the Dharmanibandhas. Puṣpika: Tracing Ancient India, through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology Volume 5, 2020, 978-1-78925-282-8. ⟨hal-03134695⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Adopter un arbre : un rite unique décrit dans les chapitres 158 à 162 du Skandapurāṇa. L'arbre en Asie - Actes de colloque, 2018, 978-2-87754-372-9. ⟨halshs-02111194⟩

Preprints, Working Papers

  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. The Use of the Coronation Name during the Somavaṁśin Dynasty: A mark of a religious enthronement, a respectful expression, a statement of legitimacy or a political claim?. 2022. ⟨hal-03780519⟩



  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Aide-Mémoire Sanskrit : SIIS - Stage Intensif d’Initiation au sanskrit - Session 1 (4 au 8 octobre 2021). ILARA - Institut des Langues Rares -EPHE-PSL. Licence. Stage intensif d'initiation au sanskrit - Session 1, France. 2021, pp.23. ⟨hal-03436522⟩
  • Amandine Wattelier-Bricout. Panorama de la littérature sanskrite - ILARA. Licence. Panorama de la littérature sanskrite, ILARA-EPHE 54, boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France. 2021, pp.39. ⟨halshs-03349759⟩