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  1. The main objective of Prācyā, annual journal of the Department of Sanskrit, is to promote research in Sanskrit and Indological Studies.
  2. This multi-lingual (Assamese, English, Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit) publication will accommodate papers from contributor(s) having research value.
  3. The papers will be accepted for publication after being reviewed by experts in the respective areas. The Editor is not responsible for views and opinions expressed in the articles.
  4. The contributor must provide a declaration that his/her paper has not been published in any other journal. The declaration form is attached ,
  5. If the author has quoted more than 500 words/a table/a figure from a published work, in the article, reference should be elaborately mentioned.
  6. An abstract in English not exceeding 150 words composed both in Microsoft Word File & PDF format shall be submitted alongwith the article (Manuscripts).
  7. Manuscripts of Text (FONTS) must preferably be -
    c) ENGLISH : (text size 12pt) TIMES NEW ROMAN / UNICODE. Manuscripts in other fonts for these languages will not be accepted.
  8. An English subtitle of the topic must be provided.
  9. Length of the paper can be 5-8 pages in A-4 size.
  10. Digital Text should be sent through mail to
  11. If selected for publication the contributors will need to subscribe the journal in case subscription has not been made earlier.
  12. Authors are instructed to follow the MLA 8th edition for all in-text citations and references. Notes, if necessary, should be provided as end notes and not as foot notes. Details of all works cited in the text should be provided at the end of the article as "Works Cited" or "References". These should be in alphabetical order and not according to their citation in the text. Use block quotations for four or more lines of quoted lines.
    Single Author :
    Jaini, P.S. Gender and Salvation. Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women. U of California P, 1991.
    In-text citation :
    The ultimate aim of achieving deliverance from the relentless cycle of birth and death is believed to be achieved if one gives up the attachment to worldly luxuries and pleasures and lives an ascetic life (Jaini 5). OR
    P. S. Jaini says that the ultimate aim of achieving deliverance from the relentless cycle of birth and death is believed to be achieved if one gives up the attachment to worldly luxuries and pleasures and lives an ascetic life (5).
    Work by Multiple Authors :
    Butler, J., et al. The Judith Butler Reader. Blackwell, 2004.
    Translated work:
    Prabhâcandra. Nyâyakumudacandra. Translated by Padmanabh S. Jaini. U of California P, 1991.
    Journal Article :
    Sethi, Manisha "Chastity and Desire: Representing Women in Jainism". South Asian History and Culture, Vol.1, no. 1, 2009, pp. 42-59. DOI: 10.1080/19472490903387209
    If DOI is available then please mention DOI. If the article has been accessed from a website like JSTOR then provide the URL with date accessed.
    For details regarding in-text citations and works cited please refer to MLA 8th edition handbook.
  13. Bibliography should be in the following order :-
(a) Original work - Atharvaveda, Translated by Keshada Mahanta, 1st Edition, 2004, Publication Board of Assam , Guwahati
(b) Modern work - Patnaik, Tandra: A Study of Bhartrˇhari's Philosophy of Language, New Delhi, D.K.Printworld,1994.

Review System
An article that fulfils preliminary requirements will be processed for review, which could take up to 2-3 months. All articles are reviewed by experts. Blind Review is carried out of the papers. The Papers are published only if recommended by Reviewing Experts.
The criteria for reviewing articles are:

  • Methodology (for research articles )
  • Originality
  • Contribution to knowledge
  • Appropriateness of references
  • Contemporaryrelevance
  • Logic in analysis
  • Language

The author owns the copyright of the article until the article is accepted for publication. After the acceptance communication, the copyright of the article is owned by the Prâcyâ. It should not be reproduced elsewhere without the written permission of the Chief Editor of the Journal.