Sep 21, 2020 Letters
This year marks the 100th anniversary of end of indentureship. Being such a historic occasion, a journal is being launched focusing on articles pertaining to indentureship, indentured or girmitya labourers and their descendants, all people of Indian decent.
The first issue of the journal is slated for December 2020. The name: International Journal of Studies of Indian Diaspora with a focus on the older Indian diaspora.
To celebrate and or recognize the presence, accomplishment, contributions and the challenges Indians face in the diaspora and to commemorate the centenary ending the practice of Indentureship/Girmitiya labour in 1920, following Abolition of Indenture Labour Act 1917, this Special Issue on Indian Diaspora (People Of Indian Origin) is going to be published in December 2020 under a reputable publisher.
People of Indian Origin (PIOs) are found all over the world with many moving beyond their early destinations as ‘twice migrants’ or ‘double diaspora’ as is the case of Indo-Guaynese or Indo-Trinis or Indo-Surinamese or Indo-Jamaicans or Indo-St Lucians or Indo-Grenadians, etc. They also have extensive transnational networks with their former ‘homeland’, ‘ancestral land’, and countries of their kith and kin and who are dispersed globally. This special issue of JOSID will cover all topics on historical and contemporary context of PIOs and the Indian diaspora in any part of the globe, in all disciplines including articles that are interdisciplinary in scope, including the natural sciences. Articles on inter-ethnic relationship are also welcome.
Complete original paper with references may be submitted to the Editor in Chief Prof. Ghan Shyam, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at: [email protected] BHU is the equivalent of the Ivy League universities of America graduating some of India’s leading scholars especially in the medical sciences. Several Guyanese and other Indo-Caribbeans studied at BHU going back to the mid 1900s. I met Guyanese and students from Trinidad, Mauritius, and Fiji on the campus during visits in 1985, 1990, 1995 and several trips thereafter as a guest lecturer. Swami Aksharnand studied at BHU.
The papers for JOSID may be about 5000-6000 words and illustrations, figures, maps and graphs may be prepared in black and white that may be kept to the minimum. Papers received would be peer reviewed for enhancing and maintaining quality of the publication.
Authors may follow the same GUIDELINES as in standard social science journals with MLA format. The deadline for submission of paper is November 5.
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