Call for Papers: Special Issue on Mahasweta Devi from Bharatiya Pragna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies (ISSN 2456-1347)

To be edited by Dr. P. Mallikarjuna Rao Formerly Professor of English, Department of English, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana. Read details at

Mahasweta Devi, an eminent activist Bengali writer and a Jnanapeeth Award winner is no more. Her sudden death on 28th July, 2016 has left a deep void on the Indian literary scene. She waged a relentless war against the establishment for the rights of the under privileged and marginalized communities of the Indian society. Besides her literary output, which includes novels, short stories, children’s literature etc., she contributed a number of journalistic pieces covering various aspects of the social and political issues of our society.

In honour of her great personality and as a tribute to her seminal work Bharatiya Pragna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies is planning to bring out a special issue. Besides literature the issue will also focus on various aspects of her work.  We invite contributions for this special number from our readers.


Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA [Read the Submission Guidelines]


Send your submission of articles, notes and book reviews to the Chief Editor at and add a CC to

Publication: December, 2016.

Publication Fee: There is NO fee of any kind.


New CFP: Spring Magazine

fbbannerSpring Magazine on English Literature invites papers for its next issue, which will be published in December 2016. Details at Original contributions on any aspect of English Literature are invited. While the issue would be Open, authors are requested to consider the following suggested areas while preparing their papers:

  • Re-interpreting canonical texts.
  • Current trends in World Literature.
  • Book Reviews.
  • Anecdotal articles on teaching/learning literature.
  • Creative writing: Poems, Short stories (Only from students).


  • Length: 1500-3000 words, including notes and references.
  • Latest MLA style-sheet should be strictly followed.
  • Use only endnotes, and that too if strictly necessary.
  • Papers that do not adhere to word limit and MLA style-sheet will be summarily rejected.
  • Authors whose papers are found to be plagiarized would be blacklisted.
  • Send a short bio-note of not more than 60 words.
  • Use your own or copyright-free pictures if necessary.

How to Send:

We accept only electronic submission. Send your writings to and

There is NO publication fee.

Deadline for Submission: October 31, 2016.

Contributors would be intimated of the acceptance/rejection of their articles on November 15, 2016; and are requested not to mail or call regarding the same beforehand.

CFP for the Spring Magazine

We are very happy to announce that our Spring Magazine on English Literature has been assigned ISSN (Online): 2455-4715. Now we are inviting suitable writings from teachers, scholars and students. From 2016 we will follow Continuous Publication Model. In other words, once the review is complete the articles will be made available online and later on they will be grouped under an issue quarterly. Please visit for details.






From 2016 we will publish on continuous basis, that is, once the submitted articles are ready for publication after review, we will publish them immediately. Later on the articles will be grouped under an issue (like , Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-March, 2016). For more info please click here>>

We are happy to release another edition of our magazine. Please access the contents

Current Issue

Volume 5, Number 2, December, 2015

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Critical Articles
Form and Page Turning Function of 17th century Devanagari Manuscripts
of Maharashtra (India)
Pranita Ranade, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
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Concepts of Motifs in Culture: a Review of the Jewelry of Turkmen Women
Hossein Noruzi & Imanzakariai Kermani, Isfahan University Of Art, Isfahan, Iran
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Commercial Endeavour in the Island of Majuli in Assam: Traditional Mishing Textiles in Transition
Lakhimi Jogendranath Chutia & Mrinmoy K. Sarma, Tezpur University, Assam
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Steps to Water: Stepwells in India
Sharad Chandra, Independent Researcher
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Role of Holy Shrines and Spiritual Arts in People’s Education about Imam Mahdi
Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Islamabad, Pakistan
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Exploring Tourism Opportunities: Documentation of the Use of Spaces of the Pre-Partitioned Temples and Gurudwaras in Punjab, Pakistan
Zahida Rehman Jatt, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
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Art-forms and Dance-forms: Insights on Their Meaning, Formation and Classification
Ojasi Sukhatankar, Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Kendra, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
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Kalamkari, the Art of Painting with Natural Dyes
Sharad Chandra, Independent Researcher
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Impact of Social Media in the Revival of Phulkari Embroidery
Rajinder Kaur & Ila Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
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Beni Putul or the Glove puppetry: A performing tool for Resistance to Colonialism
Mir Mahammad Ali & Mir Ahammad Ali, Bhatter College, Dantan & Vidyasagar University
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Featured Artisans and Artists
The Jangid Artisan Family of Rajasthan: Mahesh Jangid, Mohit Jangid, Rohit Jangid and Pooja Jangid
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Artist Shaunak Singh
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New CFP: Rupkatha Journal for Open Issue

New CFP: Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016 for the Open Issue

The Rupkatha Journal ( is inviting papers for its Open Issue to be published in March, 2016. Papers can be submitted on any topic on:

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Arts
  • Digital Humanities: Arts, Literature and the Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Critical Theories involving Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Gender Studies: critical discussion, case study, survey.
  • Aesthetic Studies: critical discussion, casestudy, computational analysis
  • Astro-aesthetics, Architecture and Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy.
  • Environmental Studies and the theories of Evolution
  • Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity
  • Visual Arts (including photograhy )
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Education
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics


  • Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
  • Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.

Style Sheet: APA [Read the Submission Guidelines]

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016.
  • Article Status Update: by February 15, 2016. [Please do not send any query about acceptance or rejection February 15 ]
  • Publication: March, 2016.

Contact: Please send your submission to (And if you dont get a confirmation after 3 days).