ROUTLEDGE BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2025
full name / name of organization: 
ROUTLEDGE, Taylor & Francis, Informa, Informa UK Limited
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BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition) 

Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas

This book series, South Asian Literature in Focus, offers a powerful repository of perspectives on the existent and emergent contours of South Asian socio-cultural, historical, and literary landscapes. This book series aims to examine, in a detailed and categorical way, the literary responses to various diversified issues in South Asia, including the complex history of colonialization, ethnic conflicts, communal clashes, armed conflicts, and forced migrations. This series seeks to explore and identify how critics and scholars can rethink and reimagine South Asia through the theoretical perspectives of interconnectedness, interconnection, and conversations integrating all South Asian countries and cultures, as well as their geographical and political attributes. This series also devotes intellectual attention to the undiscovered and less addressed literatures of South Asia and explores those in the context of South Asian historiography and scholarship. The series examines both the historical and aesthetic aspects of literature and provides interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to emerging and prevalent themes in South Asian literature, including gender, memory and trauma, climate crisis, sexual orientation, nationalism, religion, and politics, among others.

The series also includes literature written in the vernacular languages of South Asia as well as in English, originating from the subcontinent and the diaspora. The series examines both the historical and aesthetic aspects of literature and provides interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to emerging and prevalent themes in South Asian literature, including gender, memory and trauma, climate crisis, sexual orientation, nationalism, religion, and politics, among others.

At present, we are accepting submissions of a complete book proposal, be it edited or authored. Please note that we are not interested in any Ph.D. theses where chapters have already been published in journals and books, and we are not considering any authors or texts that have been discussed much because we are looking for unpublished, interesting, and new developments. Please be informed that this series focuses on literary text, analysis, and interventions, both theoretical and conceptual. For a monograph and authored volumes, we expect the full manuscript to be around 100000 words and around 120000–140000 words for an edited volume. Kindly note that we don't commission, review, accept, or publish individual chapters and research papers under this book series.

This book series invites submissions for monographs, co-authored, and edited books on South Asian literature. A complete proposal needs to be sent to the editors of the series (goutamkrmkr@gmail.com; payel.pal@lnmiit.ac.in; damai@marshall.edu; deimantasval@gmail.com) with the heading "complete proposal for the book under the book series, South Asian Literature in Focus".

For discussing the aims and scope of your proposed book (authored and edited) as well as getting the complete proposal form, kindly contact the editors of the series. Kindly note that submissions can be done throughout the year and that there is no such deadline.