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JSTOR contains the full-text of more than 2,300 journals from 1,000 publishers, with publication dates ranging from 1665 to 2015 (for certain titles). Journals are available in more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics. Here is a selection of journals that focus on South Asia:

Economic and Political Weekly   Read Online (Free)

The Economic and Political Weekly, published from Mumbai, is an Indian institution which enjoys a global reputation for excellence in independent scholarship and critical inquiry. First published in 1949 as the Economic Weekly, EPW, brings together academics, researchers, policy makers, independent thinkers, members of non-governmental organisations and political activists for debates straddling economics, politics, sociology, culture, the environment and numerous other disciplines.

India Quarterly  Read Online (Free)

India Quarterly is a refereed journal of international affairs. It was originally launched in 1945; its focus was on India and Asia. India has changed since then as has the texture of global politics and the journal now accepts papers on themes in global and regional politics that are likely to impact India’s interests. The aim of the Journal is to encourage scholars,analysts and policy makers from India and abroad to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations and national foreign policies.

Indian Journal of Asian Affairs   Read Online (Free)

The Indian Journal of Asian Affairs (IJAA), founded in 1988, is an independent, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to an objective analysis of important contemporary and current Asian affairs, it covers theoretical, empirical, historical and policy issues from a wide range of perspectives and critical appraisals within a multidisciplinary framework. 

Indian Literature  Read Online (Free)

Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi’s bimonthly journal, is India’s oldest and the only journal of its kind featuring translations in English of poetry, fiction, drama and criticism from twenty-three Indian languages besides original writing in English. There is hardly any significant Indian author who has not been featured in the pages of this journal that has completed 55 years of service to the cause of Indian Literature. 

International Journal of Hindu Studies

Founded in 1997, the International Journal of Hindu Studies is committed to publishing excellent scholarship on well-established topics in Hindu Studies, to fostering new work in neglected areas, and to stimulating alternative perspectives as well as exchange of information on a wide range of issues. The Journal supports critical inquiry, hermeneutical interpretive proposals, and historical investigation into all aspects of Hindu traditions.

Islamic Studies  Read Online (Free)

Islamic Studies is an internationally peer reviewed research journal, published by Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, since 1962. It publishes research articles, notes, comments, review-articles and book-reviews in all disciplines of Islamic Studies including the Qur’an, Hadith, Tafsir,  Sirah, ‘Ilm al-Kalam, Jurisprudence, Fiqh, Law, Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Culture, Civilization, Economics, Language, Literature, History, Science and Technology. Its contributors include some of the very best scholars from across the world. 

Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

The major objective of the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is to provide a forum for scholars engaged in study of the modern Islamic and non-Islamic societies in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. It hopes to create a dialogue among specialists and leaders in public affairs in a wide range of areas and disciplines. The physical sciences, the biological sciences, the social sciences, business administration, public administration, the arts and humanities will be included. Special issues might concentrate on such topics as regional cooperation, religious and intellectual developments, public works, engineering advances, and the impact of transnational cooperation on national communities.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka  Read Online (Free)

Long established as a reputable academic publication written by experts in their field, the journal contains a fascinating collection of articles on the history and culture of China and Asia, with special reference to Hong Kong which includes historical buildings, social organizations, popular beliefs, vegetation, fauna, and change and development.

Mongolian Studies  Read Online (Free)

An annual journal – replacing the Mongolia Society Bulletin-that began publication in 1974. It features scholarly research articles, book reviews, and embraces cross-Asian and multi-disciplinary approaches to Mongolia, past and present.

Proceedings of the Indian History Congress  Read Online (Free)

The annual journal of the Indian History Congress, entitled The Proceedings of the Indian History Congress carries research papers selected out of papers presented at its annual sessions on all aspects and periods of Indian History from pre-history to contemporary times as well as the history of countries other than India. The papers included in the Proceedings can be held to represent fairly well the current trends of historical research in India. Thus there has been a growth of papers on women’s history, environmental and regional history. 

Books related to South Asia

Borderland City in New India    OPEN ACCESS

Duncan McDuie-Ra, Willem van Schendel, Tina Harris | Published by Amsterdam University Press | Series: Asian Borderlands

From the publisher: "While India has been a popular subject of scholarly analysis in the past decade, the majority of that attention has been focused on its major cities. This volume instead explores contemporary urban life in a smaller city located in India's Northeast borderland at a time of dramatic change, showing how this city has been profoundly affected by armed conflict, militarism, displacement, interethnic tensions, and the expansion of neoliberal capitalism."

Global Digital Cultures: Perspectives from South Asia  OPEN ACCESS

Aswin Punathambekar and Sriram Mohan, editors | Published by University of Michigan Press

From the publisher: "Moving away from Anglo-American and strictly national frameworks, the essays in this book explore the intersections of local, national, regional, and global forces that shape contemporary digital culture(s) in regions like South Asia: the rise of digital and mobile media technologies, the ongoing transformation of established media industries, and emergent forms of digital media practice and use that are reconfiguring sociocultural, political, and economic terrains across the Indian subcontinent."


The Emergence of Modern Hinduism: Religion on the Margins of Colonialism  OPEN ACCESS

Richard S. Weiss | Published by University of California Press

From the publisher: "The Emergence of Modern Hinduism argues for the importance of regional, vernacular innovation in processes of Hindu modernization...Weiss narrates a history of Hindu modernization that demonstrates the transformative role of Hindu ideas, models, and institutions, making this text essential for scholarly audiences of South Asian history, religious studies, Hindu studies, and South Asian studies."


Sounding Islam: Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World  OPEN ACCESS

Patrick Eisenlohr | Published by University of California Press

From the publisher: "Sounding Islam provides a provocative account of the sonic dimensions of religion, combining perspectives from the anthropology of media and sound studies, as well as drawing on neo-phenomenological approaches to atmospheres. Using long-term ethnographic research on devotional Islam in Mauritius, Patrick Eisenlohr explores how the voice, as a site of divine manifestation, becomes refracted in media practices that have become integral parts of religious traditions."

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