South Asia Chronicle

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ()
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01.10.2011 -
Mann, Michael

The "South Asia Chronicle" is an annual open-access online journal that deals with the interdisciplinary study of South Asia. It is a bilingual (German-English) publication that seeks to provide a platform for exploring the history, politics, economics, society, literature and culture of the region South Asia, which includes the states of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. In examining questions on a diverse range of themes and issues such as environment, sport, migration, gender, media and literature, the "South Asia Chronicle" particularly takes international and trans-regional aspects into consideration.

Every volume has a thematic 'Focus' within which cultural, social, economic and political topics of contemporary as well as historical relevance will be highlighted. The journal seeks to include contributions from a range of disciplinary backgrounds thereby approaching the selected theme from various angles and through a multitude of methods. Furthermore, a conscious effort is made to adopt themes that allow for nation-state and regional boundaries within South Asia to be traversed, thus also including comparative studies and studies of transfer and exchange.

Along with the 'Focus', the rubric 'Forum' provides a space for contributions that, while falling outside the thematic focus of the volume, are of particular contemporary or scholarly relevance. Every volume also includes a section for reviews and one dedicated to review essays which aim to bring the reader up to date with current literature and discourse on a range of topics. The idea is to provide a channel through which the expertise of individual scholars, in particular doctoral candidates, in their respective fields and topics can find its way to a broader academic audience beyond the classical colloquium. Although an academic journal, the "South Asia Chronicle" looks to include a broader readership as well and thus encourages its contributors to maintain an essayistic style.
The "South Asia Chronicle" is a publication of the Seminar für Südasien-Studien of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

It appears in the fall of every year. The volume 2011 can be accessed under:
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