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About Sagar

Sagar: A South Asia Research Journal publishes innovative academic writing in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia, as well as critical translations of texts from South Asian languages to English. It was established in 1993 and is published annually by The South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Three years ago, we transitioned to a peer-reviewed evaluation process for our annual print volumes. We publish full-length articles and translations every spring and online articles throughout the year. 


SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal Call for Papers 2018

SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal is now accepting full-length research articles and translations for its next print volume, to be published in 2018.

We welcome papers that:

•    Analyze South Asian history, culture, politics, arts, and society in comparison with other regions of the world •    Look at South Asian issues in terms of scope, latitude, margin, position, range, and location.

•    Engage different kinds of narratives that can be located in but not restricted to local, global, (trans)national, institutional, digital/virtual, media, performative, literary, domestic, religious, political, cultural, social, ecological, and communal spaces The deadline for submission is January 31, 2018.

Please send your manuscripts or questions to sagarjournal@gmail.com.

Submissions should be between:

•    5,000-8,000 words and include a 150-word abstract.

•  Translations can be 2,000-3,000 words, preceded by a 500 word introduction contextualizing the text or excerpt. Please write to sagarjournal@gmail.com if your piece might be longer.

•    Manuscripts must follow APA guidelines.

•    The entire article, including block quotations and notes, should be double-spaced.

Submissions should include:  Two files in Microsoft Word only.

Both files should include:  

1. Article submission  

2. Publishable images with credits, if any.

Each photograph is equivalent to 250 words.

3. For translations, a scanned copy of the original source tex One of the files should also include a title page with the author’s name and email address as well as a 100-word biography of the author.

The second file will be for blind submission and cannot contain the name or contact information of the author.

Sagar publishes innovative academic writing in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia, as well as critical translations. It was established in 1993 and is published annually by the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Submissions for our print issue are blindly evaluated by an editorial board of advanced scholars in the field. Sagar is listed on EBSCO databases, which are used for academic research by tens of thousands of institutions worldwide. This will substantially enhance the visibility of articles published in the journal.  

Subscribing to Sagar:

Annual subscriptions to Sagar (print edition) are $25. Checks are payable to "The South Asia Institute."

Please mail checks to:

 Sagar: A South Asia Research Journal
Sagar Editorial Collective
c/o South Asia Institute
University of Texas at Austin
WCH 4.132, Mail code G9300
 Austin, TX 78712
ph: 512-471-3550


Contact us:

Sagar Editorial Collective

c/o South Asia institute
University of Texas at Austin
WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300
Austin, TX 78712
ph: 512-471-3550
sagarjournal@gmail.com