The work of Dr. Rémy Delage focuses on the role of religious circulations in structuring places and territorial belonging in India and Pakistan. After completing a PhD centered on a Hindu mass religious gathering in Kerala and South India, he re-oriented his research towards Pakistan and the study of South Asian Islam. Dr. Delage then integrated a multidisciplinary team of researchers, headed by his colleague Dr. Michel Boivin, to investigate processes of social and religious change in one the most important Sufi pilgrimage centres in contemporary Pakistan.
During the last five years, Rémy Delage participated in collective fieldwork activities in the locality of Sehwan Sharif, Central Sindh. Along with his team members, he looks at how Sufism shapes local society and composite modes of religiosity and belonging during the modern and contemporary periods. Besides this long-term research project in southern Pakistan, Dr. Delage coordinated a multidisciplinary research seminar with a fellow anthropologist at the CEIAS in Paris: Religion and Territory in South Asia. He has also served as a researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) in New Delhi, and recently been associated to the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), South India.