Feminism in North East India: A Critical Exploration

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Assam University:: Diphu Campus (A Central University) Diphu - 782460, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India

Feminism has become the most controversial, most discussed and most contested subject in India’s current academic field. North East Indian feminism generally depended on Western feminism as well as Indian feminism frameworks. These two frameworks are diversely intricate from North-East India in term of race, class, caste, culture and religion, etc. Moreover, it is important to note that most Indian mainstream feminists are brought up in a specific cultural setting i.e. class, caste, religion etc. from various parts of India. ‘Indian feminist thought’ is a term that they coined through their own discourse. If caste, ethnic and class formation plays an important role in understanding women subordination in their own society, the representation of tribal women who are living in diverse ethnic spaces will barely be sufficient. Recent studies from the North-East India have shown that the North-East women suffer various forms of discriminations that mainstream cultures are not even aware of. Failing to recognize the regional specificity in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, caste, tribe etc. would be misleading and erroneous. Keeping the above facts in view, the present anthology Feminism in North East India: A Critical Exploration is planned to explore, review, and re-assess ‘Feminism’ in North East India to highlight the complex status syndrome of women in North East Region and their struggle.  

In order to perfectly capture the tumultuous dynamics, insightful, original and unpublished research papers are invited for publication in an edited volume with an ISBN.


Guidelines for the submission of paper are as follows:

1. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication.

2. File must be in Microsoft Word format

3. Paper size: A4. Font and Size: Times New Roman 12, the title must be in 14 point size, bold.

4. Text of the paper: Justified

5. Spacing: One and half margin: 1 inch in all four sides.

6. Word limit: 4000 to 5000 words including work cited / bibliography.

7. Abstract: Not more than 250 words.

8. Keywords: 5 to 8.

9. The authors must strictly follow MLA 8th edition in their papers.

10. Each manuscript must bear a self-declaration signifying its originality and that it has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere.

11. A brief-bio note of 150 words of the respective authors (name, designation, affiliation, postal address, specialization, mail id, contact no. etc.) should be attached towards the end of the paper.

12. Manuscript must be written in English.

The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing to the unexplored vistas of innovative learning tempered with critical analysis.

Selection Procedure

All submissions will be sent for blind peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are approved by the referees. The selection of papers will be intimated to the contributors through email. All contributors are counseled to keep a copy of their submission with them.

Plagiarism Alert

Contributors are advised to abide by the austere academic ethics with respect to acknowledgement of original ideas from others. It will be the writers’ sole accountability for the lapse in originality. Neither editors nor publishers will be responsible for it.

The order of the content must be as per the following sequence:

1. Title page with the authors name and institutional details

2. Abstract

3. Keywords

4. Main body of the text

5. Works cited

6. Declaration and Bio note


The last date of submission: 31st December, 2020

Acceptance or rejection of the paper will be intimated after a blindfold review within a month.

Authors are requested to submit their paper to: induswamionline@gmail.com

In case of any query, please feel free to contact the editor through e-mail:

Dr. Indu Swami

Department of English

Assam University:: Diphu Campus

(A Central University)

Diphu - 782460, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India

E-mail: induswamionline@gmail.com