Indian Anthropologist: Notes and Guidelines


The Indian Anthropologist carries articles, book reviews and editorial correspondence pertaining to all branches of Anthropology and related disciplines.

IAA holds the copyright for all material to the Editor.

Written permission from the Editor is required for republishing any article that has appeared in the journal.

The Editor reserves the right to edit received manuscripts to ensure stylistic consistency and conciseness.

Original research writings which present theoretically informed ethnographic descriptions or similar analytical exercises with clear methodology and sharp conceptual framework are encouraged.
Papers must be sent in soft copy only.

A paper should not be more than 5000 words excluding notes and references.

Notes and references should appear at the end of the paper. Notes should contain more than just bibliographical references. Within the text, notes should be indicated in superscript.

An abstract of 100-150 words along with 5 keywords should precede the article.

Authors must provide their names, designation and official addresses with their papers.

Only a paper fulfilling the stylistic content requirements of Indian Anthropologist shall be referred for peer review.

Styling Format for the References:

Within the text, references should be indicated as (Srinivas 1960; Parry 1974) or (Nanda 1994:23).

All references should follow the following format:

Dube, S.C. 1955. Indian Village. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Alam, Javeed. 2008. ‘The Contemporary Muslim Situation in India: A Long-Term View’, Economic and Political Weekly, 43 (2): 12-18.

CEC. 1997. Cohesion and the Information Society (Com 93 7/3) (http://www.ispo.cec.be/ infosoc/legreg/docs/cohes1.html) (accessed on 20 January 2005).

Comaroff, Jean and John L. Comaroff. 2006. (eds.). Law and Disorder in the Postcolony. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.

Almeida, A. 1978. The Gift of a Bride: Sociological Implications of the Dowry System in Goa. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis. Louvain-la-Neuve: Université Catholique de Louvain.

Kopytoff, Igor. 1986. ‘The Cultural Biography of Things: Commoditization as a Process’, in Arjun Appadurai (ed.): The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 64-91.

Naipaul, Seepersad. 1976. The Adventures of Gurudeva and Other Stories. London: Andre Deutsch. (First published in 1943 as Gurudeva and other Indian tales).

Panday, Trilochan. 1993. ‘Trinidad Mein Hindi’ (in Hindi), Gagananchal (Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi), 16 (4): 109–22.

Ban, Radu and Vijayendra Rao. 2008. ‘Is Deliberation Equitable? Evidence from Transcripts of Village Meetings in Rural India’, The World Bank: Development Research Group, (Mimeo).

Book Reviews, Notes and Reports:
Indian Anthropologist generally does not accept unsolicited reviews. Those willing to do reviews should write to the editor. We encourage shorter notes on research in progress or short contributions on topics of current social, political, and economic developments. Comments or rejoinders on articles published in the journal will also be considered. These should not be more than 1000-2000 words. Indian Anthropologist serves as a platform for dissemination of information among community of scholars concerned with bio-cultural aspects of human existence. You may send announcements and short reports on events such as workshops or conferences organized in India on issues of anthropological relevance. These will also be reviewed for significance and style.

Book reviews must carry book details as follows:
Bengt G Karlsson. 2011. Unruly Hills: Nature and Nation in India’s North East. New Delhi: Social Science Press and Orient Blackswan. [ISBN: 9788187358596 (HB)], pp. 336. Price INR 695.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editor
Indian Anthropologist
Indian Anthropological Association
Department of Anthropology
University of Delhi
Delhi-110007, INDIA
Email: indiananthropologist@gmail.com