Guidelines for Contributors/ Instructions for Authors


Manuscript should be in English with an Abstract of 150 words or less, which should be ahead of the introductory text. The abstract should be written as the conclusion of the article and not mere description. Key words, not more than five, should be given above the abstract. The manuscript (maximum 20 pages) should be prepared in MS Word format. Please send an electronic version of your article/paper to:

Authors are requested to submit their articles to  Editor at

References Cited: 

References should be cited in the text by author’s last name and year of publication, e.g., Appadurai (’83); and for complete reference - Appadurai, Arjun 1983. The puzzling status of Brahman temple priests in Hindu India. South Asian Anthropologists, 4(1):43-52. When more than one author - H. Walter, Maria Hilling, Indera P. Singh, M. K. Bhasin, J. D. Goud and P. Veerraju 1980. Gm and Inv phenotypes and gene frequencies in Indian populations. South Asian Anthropologist, 1(2):69-75. For book reference - Jalal, A. 1995. Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative Perspective. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. For article in book - Jewitt, S. and S. Kumar 2000. A political ecology of forest management: Gender and sylvicultural knowledge in Jharkhand, India. In: P. Stott and S. Sullivan  (eds.), Political Ecology: Science, Myth and Power, pp. 91-113.Edward Arnold: London.

Received articles not accepted for publication will not be returned.

Tables and Figures:

These should be comprehensible without reference to the text. Each must appear on separate sheet, with desired position indicated in the text and number continuously.

Address for mailing articles

Original copy of the manuscript and one soft copy in CD should be submitted in complete form with the author’s full name, designation and complete postal address, telephone number and e-mail ID to: