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South Asian Review

Welcome to the online home of the South Asian Review

South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, is a representative international scholarly forum for the examination of South Asian Languages and Literatures in a broad cultural context.

The journal is published three times a year: the Special Topic issue (June/July); the Regular issue (October); and the Creative Writing issue (December).

The Special Topic issue focuses on a single topic, but invites a wide variety of scholarly thought and dialogue within that particular context.  The 2009 Special Topic issue, Volume 30; Number 1, was devoted to Theorizing Religion in a Postmodern Context.  The upcoming Special Topic issue, Volume 31, Number 1, is devoted to Postcolonial Considerations.

The Miscellany, or Regular, issue invites healthy and constructive dialogue on issues pertaining to South Asia but the thrust of the dialogue must be literature and the sister arts.  Particularly in this issue, the journal is open to all ideas, positions, and critical and theoretical approaches.  The journal welcomes essays in intercultural, comparative and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities.  The journal is also interested in essays on music, painting, sculpture, architecture and other related fields.

The Creative Writing issue is the newest addition to the SAR publications.  The South Asian Review will publish a special issue devoted exclusively to creative writing in all genres.  The 2009 Creative Writing issue was devoted to "Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction:  Writing from the Margins," but the 2010 Creative Writing issue will be devoted to Pakistani Creative Writing.

The journal welcomes analytical and critical articles of 15-25 pages, double-spaced (must be prepared in the MLA style and accompanied by a brief abstract and biographical note).  Articles must be original and hitherto unpublished.  Electronic submissions should be sent to  Hard copies are accepted, but there must be three printed copies and another copy saved to a floppy or compact disc.  Articles may be on any aspect or period of South Asian literature--ancient, pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial.  The following areas are of special interest to the journal:

South Asian LiteraturesCultural Studies
South Asian Languages Colonial Studies
South Asian StudiesPostcolonial Studies
South Asian Culture Comparative Literature
Comparative Aesthetic Women's Studies
Literary Theory Film Studies
Transcultural Studies South Asian Diaspora

The South Asian Review is presently housed at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Editorial Address:

K. D. Verma
Editor, South Asian Review
Department of English
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: 814-269-7143
Fax: 814-269-7196

P. S. Chauhan          John C. Hawley  
 Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor,  Associate Editor, South Asian Review   
   South Asian Review   Department of English  
 Department of English  Santa Clara University  
 Arcadia University  Santa Clara, CA  95053  
 Glendale, PA  19038  Phone:  408-554-4956  
 Phone:  215-572-2106    

Amritjit Singh       Cynthia Leenerts 
 Associate Editor and Creative Writing Issue Editor,  Managing Editor, South Asian Review
  South Asian Review   Department of English
 Department of English  East Stroudsburg University
 Ohio Unversity  200 Prospect Street
 Athens, OH  45701  East Stroudsburg, PA  18301
 Phone:  740-593-2782  Phone:  570-982-9584
Last Reviewed: November 12, 2010