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(Established -1996)

ISSN: 0975-7805


Editor :

Dr. G.J. Sudhakar
Head, Historical Studies,
C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research,
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018
Tamilnadu, India
Phone: 91-44-24341778
Mobile: 9444279158

Editorial Board

Dr. Nanditha Krishna
C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research,
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018

Dr. K.V. Raman
Former Professor & Head,
Department of Ancient History and Archaeology,
University of Madras

Dr. V. Mohan
Assistant Director and Head,
Department of Classical Languages,
C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research,
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018

Dr. G. Balaji
Registrar and Assistant Professor,
C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research,
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018

Dr. V. Sandhiyalakshmi
Assistant Professor,
C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research,
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018

Advisory Board

Dr. V. Balambal – Former Professor of History, University of Madras

Dr. A. Chandrasekharan – Former Professor of History, University of Madras

Dr. Chithra Madhavan – Historian and Writer, Chennai

Dr. S. Vasanthi – Former Deputy Director, State Archaeology Department, Tamilnadu

Dr. A. Chandhrika – Professor, Department of History, School of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry University

The first issue of the Journal (JIHC) was published in September – 1996

The Latest issue (23rd Issue) of the Journal (JIHC) was published in September – 2017

Annual Issue

Subscription amount:

Rs. 150/- for 1 issue

Rs. 290/- for 2 issues

Guidelines for Contributors

  1. The Journal of Indian History and Culture welcomes well researched and detailed articles upto 10,000 words on any aspect of Indian history and/or culture in one way or another.

  2. The articles and/or research notes must confirm to the journal style. Correspondence in this regard may please be made with Dr. G.J. Sudhakar, Editor,

  3. The Journal of Indian History and Culture adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

  4. The submission should comprise of8000-10000 words or 10-12 pages in font Times New Roman, Size-12, Double spaced, up to 10 figures in JPG or JPEG format, A4 page paper size, including the references in MS Word format. Contributions in PDF format will not be accepted.

  5. All articles must be printed on one side of A4 paper with margins on all sides and double spaced throughout (i.e. including quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Please provide two hard copies without author’s details for the purpose of sending it to the referees and an identical electronic copy with author’s details as an e-mail attachment to

  6. All articles must include 4-6 keywords, and an abstract of about 200 words and carry contributors’ affiliation(s) and completed postal and e-mail addresses.

  7. The papers must be written in English.Authors who wrote in a language different from their mother tongue must have their text edited for English language use before sending them for submission.

  8. Diacritical marks may be used in articles on pre-modern history. Italicised words can have diacritics as required. For Arabo-Persian vocabulary, please follow F. Steingass, A comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary . For Dravidian languages, the Madras University Tamil Lexicon or some standard equivalent may be used. For other languages, the system used should be clearly specified early in the article. Where diacritical marks are not used, the word should be spelt phonetically, e.g., bhut and bhoot (unless in a quotation, where the original spelling should be used.)

  9. Use ‘eighteenth century’ and ‘1970s’. Spell out numbers from one to ninety-nine, 100 and above to remain in figures.

  10. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes should be used within single quote. Quotations of 45 words or more should be indented from the text with a line space above and below.

  11. Citations for all the references should be provided in the article. While entering words, insert a note in the text where the citation is to be read and provide details in the footnote. Please mention the author’s name and the title of the work in the footnote as follows: Upendra Singh, The Idea of Ancient India (for books) Balaji, ‘Discovering the Sculpture of Mamallapuram’, p.34 (for articles) In the footnotes, books, articles, theses and official publications should be referred in abbreviated form (i.e., using short titles) with the page reference if applicable. Short titles should be capable of standing above and smaller titles by an individual author should be clearly distinguished. Additional information can also be mentioned in the footnotes. An acknowledgement or statement about the background of the article, if any, will be set as an unnumbered footnote, before the other footnotes.

  12. A complete list of all references cited in the article, including any tables, graphs and maps should be provided. Do not distinguish between Primary and Secondary references; they must all be included in one alphabetical list. The details in references will be sufficient enough to distinguish the reference in the composite reference list.

The following examples illustrate the style to be followed:


Chakravarthi, R., Exploring Early India up to C. A.D.1300, New Delhi, 2016. Note: Publisher’s names are not to be cited. If a books is published simultaneously at different places, one or at most two of them may be cited.

Edited volumes:

Sudhakar, G.J.,ed.,Popular Uprisings in India with Special Reference to Tamil Nadu 1750-1857 , Chennai, 2015.

Articles in journals:

Bhattacharya, U., ‘From Surreys to Management: The Early Colonial State’s Intervention, in Water Resources of Bengal’, Indian Historical Review (hereinafter IHR) Vol. 44 Number 2, December 2017 pp.225-251.

Articles in edited volumes:

Ananthakrishnan, S., ‘Critically Evaluating the Uprising in the Tamil Country’ in G.J. Sudhakar (ed.), Popular Uprisings in India with Special Reference to Tamil Nadu 1750-1857, Chennai, 2015, pp43-51.

All tables and figures should be numbered and cited in the text. Source details for all tables and figures should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.


The contribution must be submitted before 31st January. If you have problems with the date of submission, please contact the editor.

Review of the Paper:

JIHC adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Only after getting the referees’ approval will the paper be taken for publication.

Papers which have to be heavily reviewed linguistically and re-written or do not follow the editorial guidelines will be sent back to the authors for correction.

Please send your contribution to:


C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research,
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600018
Tamilnadu, India

Enclose covering letter declaring that the submitted article/paper is original work of the author and is unpublished.
Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned if unpublished.


1. Editorial board retains the right to accept / decline the article / paper for publication in the Journal.

2. JIHC will not be responsible for the views of the author expressed in the published article.

3. Plagiarism is illegal and author will be responsible for any plagiarized matter used in the article.

4. Decision of the Editorial Board will be final and binding.


© C.P.Ramaswami Aiyar Institute of Indological Research.

Ethics and Responsibility

The Journal of Indian History and Culture (JIHC) is committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish. The value of academic publishing relies on everyone involved behaving ethically.

The JIHC is committed to:

1. Maintaining the editorial independence of the journal’s editor

2. Supporting journal editors to run the journal ethically and transparently.

3. Maintaining an accurate and transparent academic record, including publishing corrections and retractions when necessary.


Authors should ensure that:

1. Their work is original and written by them.

2. Their work has not been previously published and has been submitted only to JIHC.

3. Where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and appropriate permission obtained.

4. Their work does not infringe on any rights of others including privacy rights and intellectual property rights.

5. Their data is true and not manipulated.

6. Their data is their own or that they have permission to use data reproduced in their paper.

7. Any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance)

8. They adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline.

9. They contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work.

10. Authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.


Reviewers must:

1. Maintain the confidentiality of the review process.

2. Immediately alert their journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate.

3. Conduct themselves fairly and impartially


Editor should:

1. Maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for the journal.

2. Oversee and act to enforce those policies as needed in a fair and consistent manner.

3. Ensure the confidentiality of the review process.

4. Exercise the highest standards of personal integrity in their work as editor of the journal recognizing and planning for instances where they could have a competing interest or the appearance of a competing interest.

5. Work with authors, reviewers and editorial board members as necessary to ensure they are sufficiently advised regarding their journals’ ethics and publishing policies and that the journals’ stewardship on ethical matters is fair, unbiased, and timely.