Sagar: A South Asia Research Journal was established in 1993 and is published annually by The South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Sagar publishes innovative academic writings in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia, as well as critical translations of texts from South Asian languages to English. As of 2012, we transitioned to a peer-reviewed evaluation process. Articles and translations are blindly evaluated by an editorial board of advanced scholars in the field. Online essays are blindly evaluated by our editorial collective of UT graduate students in consultation with our editorial board.

We are now accepting submissions for:

(1) Full-length research articles: Full-length-articles should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words and should include a one-paragraph article abstract. Deadline: Oct. 28, 2013.

(2) Original translations: Translations should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words and should be preceded by a 1300-1600 word introduction that contextualizes the text or excerpt. Deadline: Oct. 28, 2013.

(3) Online essays: Online essays should be 1500 words or less, and where applicable should include images and/or links to relevant images and recordings to which you are responding. The essay allows for reflection on images, speeches, exhibits, performances, architecture, songs, and the like. Here, we are not looking for responses to scholarly writings (i.e. book reviews); rather, we encourage scholars to intervene with timely responses to current events, or take the first steps along the way to future scholarly projects. Submissions are accepted year-round. 

Please submit Microsoft Word file electronic copies of papers. Manuscripts should follow the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Entire essays, including block quotations and notes, should be double-spaced. Remove any identifying information so that submission is suitable for anonymous review. 

Send electronic manuscripts and/or questions to:


Sagar: A South Asia Research Journal
University of Texas at Austin
South Asia Institute
WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300
Austin, TX, 78712
ph: 512-471-3550