Please submit full essays (about 5000 words) to South Asian Review’s online submission system by August 31, 2019, and remember to choose “South Asian Literatures in the World” as the Special Topics journal. Essays that clear preliminary review by the editor will be sent on for blind peer review as they come in. Please read these Instructions for Authors before submitting your essay.

Please direct all questions about the special issue to the special issue’s guest editor Dr. Madhurima Chakraborty at Dr. Chakraborty is Associate Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago. She has co-edited Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature and a special issue of South Asian Review on The Nation and Its Discontentswith Umme Al-wazedi. Her articles on Postcolonial and South Asian literature and film can be found in Journal of Postcolonial WritingLiterature/Film Quarterly, and Journal of Contemporary Literature. She is also finishing a book on Mahasweta Devi.


  • August 31: submission deadline (to the editor, and then sent out for peer review)
  • October 31 (projected): decision notification
  • January 15 (projected): final drafts of essays due