Studies in People’s History journal would embrace all aspects of History under the broadest of definitions, but always bearing in mind their relationship with society at large. The journal is peer-reviewed and would aspire to a detailed level of research and theoretical discussion. Papers on the history of classes, and other social groups and gender history, and the National Movement would be especially welcome.
The journal will cover all periods of Indian history (i.e., the entire past of present-day South Asian nations plus Afghanistan), but would also include papers on other countries, especially such as may be concerned with world-wide movements that also affected India (e.g., language shifts: technology transfers, feudalism, capitalism, colonialism, genesis of modern ideas) or with comparative history (in e.g., spheres of political structures, forms of thought, trends in art). The journal could include surveys of work done on particular fields, reports or commentaries on textual sources including inscriptions, and archival documents.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Studies in People’s History embraces all aspects of History under the broadest of definitions, but always bearing in mind their relationship with society at large. The journal is peer reviewed and aspires to a detailed level of research and theoretical discussion. Papers on the history of classes, and other social groups and gender history, and the National Movement are especially welcome. The journal covers all periods of Indian history (i.e., the entire past of present-day South Asian nations plus Afghanistan), but would also include papers on other countries, especially such as may be concerned with world-wide movements that also affected India (e.g., language shifts: technology transfers, feudalism, capitalism, colonialism, genesis of modern ideas) or with comparative history (in e.g., spheres of political structures, forms of thought, trends in art). The journal could include surveys of work done on particular fields, besides reports or commentaries on textual sources including inscriptions, and archival documents.
|KSM Ishrat Alam||Associate Professor, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim, India|
|Amar Farooqui||Professor of History, Delhi University, Delhi, India|
|Gopinath Ravindran||Indian Council of Historical Research, India|
|Iqtidar A. Khan||Formerly with Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India|
|Aditya Mukerji||Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India|
|B P Sahu||Department of History, University of Delhi, India|
|S Ali Nadeem Rezavi||Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India|
|A K Bagchi||Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, India|
|Satish Chandra||Chief Functionary, Society for Indian Ocean Studies, Delhi, India|
|D N Jha||Formerly with University of Delhi, India|
|N Karashima||Department of Cross-cultural Studies, Taisho University, Japan|
|Utsa Patnaik||Department of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India|
|Prabhat Patnaik||Formerly at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India|
|M N Pearson||Department of History, University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Aniruddha Ray||Formerly at Department of History, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India|
|Dietmar Rothermund||Department of History, South Asian Institute, Beidelberg University, Germany|
|K M Shrimali||Formerly with University of Delhi, Delhi, India|
|Y Subbarayalu||Department of Indology, Pondicherry, India|
|Romila Thapar||Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India|
Submission Guidelines for Studies in People’s History
Articles and any other textual matter for publication should be sent electronically in MS Word format, to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com> or firstname.lastname@example.org. In cases where diacritical marks are used, the font and a PDF copy should also be e-mailed.
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Basic formatting of the manuscripts
Articles should be accompanied by Abstracts (not exceeding 100 words) and Keywords (not exceeding 5). Contributors must provide their affiliation, complete postal and e-mail addresses. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author’s name and contact details should be clearly indicated on the first page.
Authors are advised to follow the ‘conventional’ system of reference, in which all references are relegated to footnotes. Full publication details are to be given at the initial occurrence of citation. In articles concerned with archaeology, historical linguistics, cliometrics, etc., the ‘scientific’ method of reference, if found convenient, may be followed.
Use British spellings. The ‘s’ spellings need to be used, e.g., ‘civilise’, ‘recognise’, ‘civilisation’, ‘organisation’.
In case a contributor wishes to follow the conventional system of Sanskrit/ Prakrit transliteration (thus reading ‘ṣ’ instead of ‘sh’ and ‘c’ instead of ‘ch’), this should be followed uniformly in the contributed article. For Arabic and Persian, the system followed in F. Steingass’s Persian-English Dictionary is recommended. Modern personal and place names should have their usual spellings in English, without diacritical marks.
Numbers to be spelt up to the ninety-nine. All centuries to be indicated in worlds, e.g., ‘nineteenth century’.
Ranges to be truncated
Per cent should be use, not percent or %
Initials with dots and without space: should be used
Quotations, notes, tables and figures
Single quotes should be used. Double quotes should only be used within single quotes. Should contributors use long quotations, due permission should be procured from the authors/ copyright owners. This would apply also to illustrations, diagrams or maps, if they are reproduced from copyright material.
Contributors should number all notes consecutively and place them at the end. In the notes, ‘Ibid.’, ‘op.cit.’ should be employed to avoid repetition of detailed references.
Each figure and table should be cited in the text, and a heading/an explanatory caption and a source or reference must be provided. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be .eps/.tiff/.jpeg.
Use single quotes, except when there are quotes within quotes.
Well established academic journals should be normally cited by their recognized abbreviations such as EI, JASB, JRAS, IHR, PIHC, etc. The annual volumes of the Proceedings of Indian History Congress (PIHC) provide a helpful list of such abbreviations.
Citations and References:
Scientific Style Citations: (Jarrige 2000); (Castleden 1993: 72–73); (Jansen 1989: 189; 1993: 119); (Jansen 1989; Castleden 1993)
References listed at the end of the articles:
Books: Castelden, R. Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete, London, 1993.
Chapter in an edited book: Jarrige, C. ‘The mature Indus phase at Nausharo’, in M. Taddei and G. de Marco, eds, South Asian Archaeology 1997, Rome, 2000, pp. 237–58.
Translated books: Ghosh, Ishan Chandra, transl. Jataka, Kolkata, 2001.
Journal article: Jansen, M. ‘Water Supply and Sewage Disposal at Mohenjo-Daro’, World Archaeology, 21(2), 1989, pp. 178–92.
References in footnotes:
Books: Utsa Patnaik, The Long Transition: Essays on Political Economy, New Delhi, 1999, p. 63.
Chapter in an edited book: David McCutchion, ‘Hindu-Muslim Artistic Continuities’, in The Islamic Heritage of Bengal, ed. George Michell, Paris, 1984, pp. 213–30.
Edited books: Jahāngῑr, Tūzuk-i Jahāngῑrῑ, ed. Syed Ahmad, Aligarh, 1864, p. 15.
Translated books: Minhaj Siraj, Tabaqāt-i-Nāṣirῑ, tr., Major H. G. Raverty, Calcutta, 1885, reprint: 1995, Vol. I, pp. 559–60.
Translated works (With different title): Francisco Pelsaert, ‘Remonstrantie’, c. 1626, tr. W.H. Moreland and P. Geyl, Jahangir’s India, Cambridge, 1925. Reprint, Delhi, 1972.
Journal articles: ‘Some Aspects of Indian Village Society in Northern India during the Early 18th Century’, IHR 1(1) (1974), p. 58.
Official documents and Unpublished works: Revenue Department, Miscellaneous, G.O. 2013, dated 6 June 1899, p. 6, Revenue department, Miscellaneous G.O. No. 2677 dated 20 July 1899, pp. 4–5. Jagjῑvandās, Muntakhabu’t Tawārῑkh, MS, British Lib., Add. 26,253, ff 21a-22b. [Note: MS = Manuscript; ff. = folios]
Second instance onwards
Ibid., p. 12 (in case the work cited in the preceding footnote is being referred to)
Ludden, op. cit., p. 25. (in case only one work of the author is cited in the article)
Ludden, Peasant History of South India. (In case two or more works of the author are cited in the article)
In the footnotes, indications like ‘Ibid.’, ‘op.cit.’, should be employed to avoid repetition of detailed references.
Where ‘op.cit.’ is used, the title of the work referred to should be omitted after the author’s (sur)name. In case references are being made to more than one title from the pen of the same author, the abbreviation ‘op.cit.’ should not be employed; the shortened title of the work cited is to be given instead.
Transliteration should be according to a uniform system throughout an article.
The Epigraphia Indica system for Sanskrit, Prakrit and Tamil and other Indian languages is recommended. In case a contributor wishes to follow the conventional system of Sanskrit/Prakrit transliteration (thus reading ‘ṣ’ instead of ‘sh’ and ‘c’ instead of ‘ch’), this should be followed uniformly in the contributed article, and not sporadically. For Arabic and Persian the system followed in F. Steingass’s Persian-English Dictionary is recommended. Modern personal and place names should have their usual spellings in English, without diacritical marks.
The name ‘India’ should normally be used, in all pre-1947 contexts, for the territories now comprised in the Indian Union, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the expressions ‘North India’, ‘South India’, etc., to be used accordingly. ‘South Asia’ should be used for pre-1947 times only when Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives or any of these countries is also included in the territory being considered. In post-1947 contexts ‘Indiaʼ should stand for the Indian Union only.
Contributors are advised to use the abbreviations ‘bc’ and ‘ad’ rather than ‘bce’ and ‘ce’ for years of the Christian/ Common Era.
Should contributors use long quotations (which, in any case, must occur only in very exceptional cases), they should obtain permission from the authors/copyright owners. This would apply also to illustrations, diagrams or maps, if they are reproduced from copyright material. We recognise that words reproduced from another text, without quotation marks and explicit acknowledgement, amounts to plagiarism and must be avoided.
Books for Review:
Copies of books for review may please be sent to Professor Shireen Moosvi, Co-editor, Studies in People’s History, Zahra Cottage, 4/80 J, Kabir Colony, Aligarh 202002, India.
The Book reviews must contain the following information:
Author(s) name(s), Book title (Publisher’s location: Publisher’s name), Year of Publication, Total page numbers, Cost (binding type).
For example: Bikash Nath, Tea Plantation Workers of Assam and the Indian National Movement, 1921–1947 (New Delhi: Primus Books), 2016, xx + 360 pp., Rs. 1,950 (Hb).