Call for Submission: Journal of Indian Studies

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Bharatiya Prajna: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies

Call for Submission for the Inaugural Issue

We are inviting articles, notes and book reviews on the following broad areas. However we are open to inclusion of new topics/areas as per the scope of the journal:

  • Indian Cultural Traditions: Dharma, Religions, sects, belief systems, rituals etc.
  • Narrative Traditions: Poetry, literature, Oral traditions, katha traditions etc.
  • Visual Traditions: Art, architecture, folk painting etc. in various states
  • Performing Traditions: Music, dance, drama, folk theatre, etc.
  • Musical Traditions: ballads, tattvas, oggukatha in Telangana, Rajasthan's tradition of singing the Ramayana and the Mahabharata etc.
  • Historical Traditions: Myths, Puranas, Chronicles, Accounts etc.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015.

Publication Schedule: We will follow continuous publication system and we will start publishing the articles once the reviews are complete. In every quarter the articles will be clubbed together as an issue under a year (as Volume). The Opening Issue will be considered Vol. 1, no. 1, 2015. We will apply for the ISSN after this issue.

Contact: Send your submission of articles, notes and book reviews to the Chief Editor at and add a CC to
Criteria for Consideration of Materials

Primary Criteria for Consideration for Peer Review: All the materials must meet the following criteria first. Otherwise, the materials will be rejected without formal review:

  • Originality: Original ideas, new areas explored while drawing upon existing scholarship.
  • Relevance: Topics must be relevant for discussion in the present context.
  • Interdisciplinarity: Interdisciplinary approach is a must.

Types of materials to be published:

Critical Articles: Minimum 3000 and maximum 5000 words (including citations, notes etc)
Notes: Of any length below 3000 words. [Write-up containing insights and new findings from already established scholars of high reputation in their fields. Citation may not be necessary]
Book Reviews: Reviews of books (not older than 2 years) relating to the thrust areas. Between 1000-1500 words.

Stylesheet: APA

Publication Fee: There is no publication fee for the inaugural issue.