CFP – SAGAR Journal

Note: The last issue of this journal feature a translation of a story by Shiv Kumar Rai, translated by Garima Rai.  The welcome materials on Nepal/the Himalayas, including submissions by graduate students and translations.

SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal is now accepting full-length research articles and translations for its next print volume, to be published in Spring 2016. The theme of this special issue is “South Asia and the World.” We welcome papers that:

  • Analyze South Asian history, culture, politics, arts and society in comparison with other regions of the world,
  • Examine the lived experiences of South Asian diasporas or diasporas living in South Asia, or
  • Translate seminal literary or academic texts that do the same from any other language into English.

The deadline for submission is November 25, 2015. Please send your manuscripts or questions to Submissions should include (i) the main document as a Microsoft Word file without the author(s)’ name to allow for blind review, (ii) a title page with a 100-word biography of each author and contact information, (iii) publishable images with credits, if any, and (iv) for translations, a scanned copy of the original source text.

Manuscripts are expected to follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Full citation information should be included in footnotes. The entire articles, including block quotations and notes, should be double-spaced.

Full-length articles should be 8,000-10,000 words in length and include a 250-word abstract.

Translations should be 3,000-6,000 words in length, preceded by a 1,200-1,500-word introduction contextualizing the text or excerpt. If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to type the original source text for publication on our website. Getting necessary permissions is the author(s)’ responsibility.

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.


Besides our annual print volume, we also publish online essays all through the year. These essays should be 1,500 words or less and should include citations. Submissions with images, video and/or audio are encouraged. Online essays are blindly evaluated by an editorial collective of UT graduate students in consultation with our faculty board.


Our archive reviews are also published throughout the year. We encourage contributions from scholars who have recently consulted particular archives. Contributors should include information about archive holdings, accessibility and fees, working hours, duplication, and food and lodging.


Visit for more instructions on style and formatting.

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.