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SAGAR Online

Call for Submissions

The deadline for our 2014 print issue is October 28, 2013.

Sagar: A South Asia Research Journal was established in 1993 and is published annually by The South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Sagar publishes innovative academic writings in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia, as well as critical translations of texts from South Asian languages to English. As of August 2012, we have transitioned to a peer-reviewed evaluation process. Full-length articles and translations for our annual print issue are now blindly evaluated by an editorial board of advanced scholars in the field. Our online essays are blindly evaluated by our editorial collective of UT graduate students in consultation with our faculty board. The editorial collective coordinates all submissions. We publish full-length articles and translations every Spring and online essays throughout the year. 

In all cases, we encourage writings that are theoretically driven and empirically grounded and take advantage of our online format through hyperlinks, color images, and embedded video and audio.

Guidelines for Submission:

We are now accepting submissions for our annual issue, the last day to send a submission is October 28, 2013. We accept response pieces for online publication throughout the year. Manuscripts should follow the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Entire essays, including block quotations and notes, should be double-spaced. Remove any identifying information so that submission is suitable for anonymous review.

(1)  Full-length research articles: Full-length-articles should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words and should include a one-paragraph article abstract.(2)  Original translations: Translations should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words and should be preceded by a 300-600 word introduction that contextualizes the text or excerpt.(3)  Online essays: Online essays should be 1500 words or less, and where applicable should include images and/or links to relevant images and recordings to which you are responding. The essay submissions are accepted year-round and allow for continuous reflection on images, speeches, exhibits, performances, architecture, songs, and the like. Here, we are not looking for responses to scholarly writings (i.e. book reviews); rather, we encourage scholars to intervene with timely responses to current events, or take the first steps along the way to future scholarly projects.

Please submit electronic copies of papers saved as Microsoft Word file. Send electronic manuscripts and/or questions to All submissions for inclusion in the 2014 issue are due by October 28, 2013. For more information please see our website:

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SAGAR Editorial Board
The University of Texas at Austin
South Asia Institute
120 Inner Campus Drive, G9300
Austin, TX 78712

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