About the Journal

Sindhu is an independent academic space for scholars working on South Asian concerns to share their work on new and unconventional themes with a contemporary approach and views that are not necessarily supported by established institutions and academic publications. This journal focuses on the gap between dissenting voices and the establishment in academia in all the South Asian nations. It intends to become a platform for encouraging researchers working on redefining research questions pertaining to South Asia. It also aims to expand the academic discourse within South Asia by including significant research being conducted on South Asia outside the region so as to let the international work become a part of the regional discourses too.

 

One of the objectives of the journal is to bring focus on regional identities and issues within South Asia by promoting research on smaller communities and local social phenomena. It aims to promote research and visibility to themes and concerns that can be useful for other South Asian scholars working on similar topics in their geographical and/or cultural space.

 

Sindhu intends to encourage inquiry into the particular, regional issues of South Asia. Though the title corresponds to one geographical sub-region within South Asia, the journal is a means for bringing together researchers from all over South Asia and beyond.

 

A peer-reviewed international journal, Sindhu aims to publish articles, responses to articles, and review essays.

 

Scope

Submissions that take South Asian literature, history, culture, and popular culture as subjects of inquiry are invited. Contributions from various disciplines in social sciences and humanities are welcome. Articles must identify new perspectives of looking at issues pertaining to the political and physical geography of South Asia, and relate them to issues and debates about identity/community, politics/representation, transnationalism/transculturalism, border studies, gender/sexuality, economy/policy, urban/rural binary, cultural/human geography, physical/digital environment, post/colonialism, languages/literature, art/culture, medical/digital humanities, disability studies, museums/heritage, film/media studies, history/philosophy of science, and critical/social theory. 

 

Review essays on books, art exhibitions, films, and digital works must locate a work being reviewed in the larger context of ideas and debates around the areas mentioned above.

 

Editors: Soni Wadhwa and Ajmal Kamal

 

Frequency of publication: Upon Acceptance (Continuous Publication) 

 

Language of publication: English 

 

Format of publication: Online & Open Access

 

Fees: No fees will be charged to publish in this journal. No fees will be paid to the authors if their contributions are published.

 

Deadlines: Submissions are accepted throughout the year.