CALL FOR PAPERS The International Journal of South Asian Studies is an annual English-language journal launched by the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS) in 2008 to promote the academic dialogue between Japanese and non-Japanese specialists on South Asia. The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies invites non-Japanese scholars as well as Japanese scholars specialized in South Asian studies to contribute their scholarly works to the International Journal of South Asian Studies, and, in particular, participate in its ‘Debates’ intended to stimulate lively discussions on various topics relating to South Asia.
SUBMISSION 1. The International Journal of South Asian Studies welcomes submission of scholarly articles from international colleagues in the field of humanities, social sciences and related disciplines on topics regarding South Asia. One hard copy of a manuscript should be submitted to the Editorial Board, the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, c/o Prof. OTA Nobuhiro, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, Japan 183-8534. Authors are also requested to send their manuscripts electronically both in MS-Word files and PDF files to the Editorial Board (firstname.lastname@example.org). 2. The manuscript should be unpublished and should neither have been accepted nor is it under review for publication elsewhere. 3. All articles will be referred and the final decision of acceptance will be taken by the Editorial Board. 4. Contributors are requested to follow the Style Guidelines given below. 5. Copyright of the articles published in the Journal rests with the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies.
STYLE GUIDELINES 1. The length of an article should not exceed 10,000 words including notes and references. 2. The text should be typed double-spaced in 11 point type, and on one side of A4 sheets for a hard copy. 3. Another sheet showing the author’s institutional affiliation, field of research and the titles of two major publications should be attached to the text. 4. Separate serial numbers should be put on Tables, Figures, Plates and Photographs respectively. Places of their insertion should be clearly indicated in the text. Tables, Figures, Plates and Photographs should be submitted either in EXCEL or JPEG file. 5. All files should be saved using the name of the first author, followed by an indication of file content (Text, Tables, Figures etc) and the serial number assigned to them, if any. 6. If diacritical marks are applied in the manuscript, those installed in Windows IME or Gandhari Unicode (available from the following website: http://andrewglass.org/fonts.php) should be used. . 7. Sources of references or quotations should be indicated within the text as follows: (Dumont 1966: 146). 8. Notes should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the text. DO NOT use footnote function in MS-Word. Instead, they must be manually entered. 9. Reference List in alphabetical order should be attached at the end of the text following notes.
EXAMPLES Jha, D.N., 1989, ‘Early Indian Feudal Formation’, Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, No. 1, pp. 1-21. Sen, A., 1998, ‘On Interpreting India’s Past’, in S.Bose and A.Jalal (eds.), Nationalism, Democracy and Development: State and Politics in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 10-35. Wiser, W.H., 1936, The Hindu Jajmani System: A Socio-economic System Interrelating Members of a Hindu Village Community in Services, Lucknow: Lucknow Publishing House.
First ascertain the reading of the mula-text that the commentator presupposes (which might be different from the original reading of the mula-text, and which one may not easily notice due to hypercorrection by a later editor of the commentary).
Only then one can judge the value of the commentator's discussion of the contents of the mula-text.