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H-ASIA October 30, 1998 Call for papers _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ ************************************************************************* From: Sushil Mittal <firstname.lastname@example.org> INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HINDU STUDIES ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Call for papers ***** About the Journal The aim of the _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ is to examine Hinduism centrally and in a special way. It wishes to consider Hinduism analytically and comparatively as a "form of life" as clarified by its contrasts and similarities to other historical and present day forms. This is to say that we will be less concerned with the intrinsic forms of Hinduism and its history, as illuminated by philological and descriptive studies. Rather, our focus will be, on the one hand, on Hinduism's adaptations to a wide range of historical circumstances and ecological, economic, and political possibilities and, on the other, on the Hindu forms that work "on the ground" in particular places and times to generate special kinds of social, cultural, and psychological order and problems. We consider this to be necessarily a comparative exploration and welcome (and need) contributions from scholars in other fields who wish to bring their own studies of religion, world views, theories of modernity and pre-modernity, social organization and social control, and so on, into dialogue with Hindu studies. We equally encourage South Asia scholars to explore such perspectives in their own work. We wish to explore whether it may be productive to ask--in addition to the descriptive "_What_ is Hinduism?"--the theoretical question (or questions, for we expect there is a large and productive set of answers) "_Why_ is Hinduism the way it is?" The Journal, therefore, invites submissions of a comparative or theoretical nature in all fields of the social sciences and humanities in the hope of furthering a dialogue that centers on one of the great human creations, Hinduism, which differs in so many respects from the religions and societies that have informed much of classical Western thought. Articles falling within the broad and deliberately somewhat vague boundaries we envisage will be chosen on the basis of the quality, importance and general interest of the research, the force of theoretical argument, and felicity of expression. Three copies of the paper should be submitted. _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ is a double-blind, peer- reviewed journal, and all submissions are reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Completed manuscripts and inquiries about material for possible publication should be sent to the Editor: Dr Sushil Mittal, University of Florida, Department of Religion, 125 Dauer Hall, PO Box 117410, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7410, USA. Tel: 352,392-1625; Fax: 352,392-7395; Email: <email@example.com>. Books for review and correspondence concerning reviews should be sent to the Review Editor: Dr Carl Olson, Department of Religious Studies, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335-3902, USA. Tel: 814,332-3313; Fax: 814,333-8180; Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ (ISSN 1022-4556) is published three times a year in April, August, and December. For information on subscriptions and/or advertising contact World Heritage Press, Journals Department, 1270 St-Jean, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada J2S 8M2. Fax: 450,771-2776; Tel: 450,771-0213. JOURNAL HOMEPAGE Full details on the _International Journal of Hindu Studies_ can be found on the Journal homepage at: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/ijhs/ The site includes a statement of aims and scope, list of editors, information for prospective contributors, reviewers, subscribers, and advertisers. Also includes contents, abstracts, and information about authors for each issue as published, and plans for upcoming issues. APPEAL Currently the International Institute of India Studies and World Heritage Press are engaged in a subscription drive on behalf of _International Journal of Hindu Studies_. If you like what we are doing help us obtain new subscribers. Please encourage your colleagues and students and PLEASE GET YOUR LIBRARY to subscribe to _International Journal of Hindu Studies_. Every subscription counts!!! Many many thanks in advance. For further information, please send inquiries to: World Heritage Press, Journals Divison 1270 St-Jean, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada J2S 8M2 Fax 450,771-2776; Tel 450,771-0213 Dr Sushil Mittal University of Florida Department of Religion 125 Dauer Hall, PO Box 117410 Gainesville, Florida 32611-7410 Telephone (352) 392-1625 Telefax (352) 392-7395 E-mail email@example.com IJHS Homepage http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/ijhs/