Journal: Man in India: An International Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 93
No 3 (Sept 2013).Guest Editor: P. Pratap Kumar, University of KwaZulu
Natal, South Africa
Call for Papers
As the guest editor of the journal Man in India: An International Journal
of Anthropology, Vol. 93 No 3 (Sept 2013) I am seeking articles and papers
on the following broad theme: 'Social and Cultural World of the Indian
Diaspora'. The papers and articles need not address the issues in a direct
way. Scholars are encouraged to look at what issues seem to be of greater
significance in their particular research locations vis à vis the Indian
diaspora. To assist scholars with some perspective on possibilities, I
have outlined below a set of subtopics that might be of interest. They are
not limitations, but indications for possibilities. The deadline for
submission of papers is 30 June with a possible maximum extension up to 15
July 2013. I have enclosed the instructions to authors at the end of this
announcement. These are guidelines determined by the journal editorial
board. For more information on the journal please visit the website at--
http://www.serialspublications.com/ and type 'Man in India' in the search
facility and you will be taken to the location of the journal. I look
forward to your involvement in this exciting project. Please email all
correspondence in this regard to me at : firstname.lastname@example.org Completed
papers and articles should also be sent to my email address.
Social and Cultural World of the Indian Diaspora
In many countries, Indian community is in existence for over one and a
half centuries (e.g., Malaysia, Singapore, West Indian Islands, East
Africa and South Africa) while in other places they are at least into the
second generation (e.g., UK, Continental Europe, USA and Australia). It
would be useful to understand how the social worlds of these immigrant
groups have evolved and what issues are of significance to these
communities in their countries. It would be also useful to understand how
their orientation to the land of their origins may have changed. For
instance, do they continue to think of the land of their origins as their
homeland or has their present location become their homeland? Is there a
difference between the relatively newer immigrants and the 5th or 6th
generation Indians in their association to their land of origins? Such and
other questions can be discussed. Possible areas of discussion could
include—caste, religion, migration, global networks, economic relations,
citizenship, ethnic and other identity issues in relation to the place of
their domesticity. Also of significance is to understand the phenomenon of
multiple migrations (e.g., remigration of Indians from East Africa to
Brtian and USA, or Indians from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada and USA or
Europe), and how such remigrations have influenced their sense of
Instructions to Authors
Man in India, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal considers original
writings in the form of broad-based papers, review articles, notes and
communications on biological and socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology,
linguistics and folk-culture. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance
with the following guidelines for prompt action.
Type-Scripts: Two complete and distinct double-spaced copies should be
submitted. The paper should be concise, clear and in readable style, and
it must be accompanied by an abstract written within 200 or less words.
Papers without abstract will not be considered for publication.
Contributors are requested to type their official designations and
personal addresses at the foot of the first page of the type-script.
The authors are solely responsible for the views expressed in their
concerned papers, and Man In India would not necessarily be liable for any
interpretation made therein.
Line diagrams and Graphs: These should be prepared on separate sheets;
they must be drawn on white paper with Indian Ink. Letterings, if any,
must be clear and of high quality.
Photographs: Photographs intended for half tone reproduction should be
supplied on glossy papers. For proper reproduction clearly contrasted and
focused prints are requested. Explanatory but brief captions are to be
given on the opposite sides of the photoplates preferably in soft
Tables: The tables should be submitted in separate pages and these must be
utilised only in focusing of the essential data. The tables should be
numbered with the putting of titles or caption.
References: References should be listed at the end of the paper in
alphabetical order, and they should include only works referred to the
text. These should be cited in the following way:
(a) For Periodicals–Surname and initial or the author(s), year of
publication, title, name of the Journal, volume, number with pagination.
(b) For Books – Surname and initial of the author(s), year of
publications, title, edition, place of publication, name of publisher.
The following are the concrete example of citing references in respect of
books, edited volumes and periodicals:
(a) Articles in Journals:
Heyzer, N. (1989). 'Asian Women Wage Earners', World Development, 17(7):
(b) Articles in Edited Books:
Sen, Amiya (1990). 'Gender and Cooperative Conflicts', in H. Tinker (ed.),
Persistent Inequalities, pp.123-49. Delhi : Oxford University Press.
Srinivas, M. N. (1968). Social Change in Modern India . Berkeley :
University of California Press.
Please follow this system very strictly to help maintain a particular
pattern in the journal.
Footnotes: Should not be used. In exceptional cases these should be given
at the end of the paper with consecutive numbers pointing out their exact
location in the text.
Editing: All types of papers are subject to editing by the editor to suit
the Journal and no correspondence is to be entertained on this issue.
Please do not send any such article which has already been sent to some
other Journals for consideration.
Unaccepted articles will be returned to the concerned authors if they send
Proofs: Generally proofs are not sent to the authors except on special
circumstances. Proof corrections are done by the management to maintain
the strict time schedule of the journal.
Print Charges: Publishing an article in Man in India requires Article
Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author upon
acceptance of the article for publication in accordance with the following
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