About the Journal

Nidān: International Journal for Indian Studies is a bi-annual academic journal that focuses on Indian studies broadly including the Indian / South Asian diaspora. Nidān is an inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural journal that encourages scholarship on Indian history, society, culture, religion, philosophy, politics, economics and geography among other aspects. All article/papers published in Nidān are the views of its authors. Editors and members of the editorial board are not responsible for views expressed by authors. At the same time we discourage hate speech and unwarranted personal attacks. All papers are subject to rigorous peer review.

Nidān offers free access (Open Access) to its content, in line with the basic assumption that the free public availability of research benefits a worldwide exchange of knowledge. Users can read, download, copy, print, distribute, link and use the articles published here for any legally compliant purpose without having to obtain the prior consent of the publisher or the author. 

All contributions are published under the Creative Commons licence CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Nidān is additionally distributed by ATLA so that it reaches larger audiences. We also encourage our contributors, and editorial review board to share Nidān publications wherever appropriate with interested readers, and request our contributors further to link their Nidān publications with ORCID IDs. Nidān is placed outside corporate and profit-based publication houses. We value creativity, and collaborative learning process that might provide space for critical academic reflection.

In case you are interested in making a submission to Nidān, please send a short abstract (not more than 250 words) with title to Deepra Dandekar.