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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. We have transitioned to a peer-reviewed evaluation process for our annual online volumes.

Besides our annual online volume, we also publish online essays all through the year. Online essays are blindly evaluated by an editorial collective of UT graduate students in consultation with our faculty board. The editorial collective coordinates all submissions.

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. Please remove any identifying information so that submission is suitable for anonymous review.

Submission types:

(1) Full-length research articles: These should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, should use the Chicago style for formatting and citations, and should include a one-paragraph abstract.

(2) Original translations: These should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words, preceded by a 1,300-1,600-word introduction that contextualizes the text or excerpt. Please send a scanned copy of the original source text along with your submission. If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to type the original source text for publication on our website.

(3) Online essays: Online essays should be 1,500 words or less and should include citations. Submissions with images, video and/or audio are encouraged.

(4) Reviews of archives: Our archive reviews are 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.

Please submit electronic copies of papers saved as Microsoft Word file and include a 150-word biography and publishable images with credits, where applicable. Submissions of articles and translations received after the submission deadline will be considered for the following year’s issue of Sagar. Send all electronic manuscripts and questions to

All correspondence regarding subscriptions, advertising, or business should be addressed to:

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