Journal of IAA: Indian Anthropologist


Indian Anthropologist is a journal of an international repute. It is published biannually in March and September every year.

The Indian Anthropologist, the inaugural issue of which came up in 1971 on the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of Rai Bahadur Sarat Chandra Roy one of the founding fathers of Indian Anthropology is the major organ of the IAA. The founder Editor was Prof. S.C. Dube. The Indian Anthropologist successfully endeavored to reflect in its pages the range and diversity of contemporary research and writing on the Anthropology of India.

Notes for Contributors

Guidelines for Submission of Research Article

The Indian Anthropologist carries articles, book reviews and editorial correspondence pertaining to all branches of Anthropology and related disciplines. The Indian Anthropological Association holds the copyrights in all material to the Editor. The Editor reserves the right to edit the manuscript and to ensure stylistic consistency and conciseness.

Indian Anthropologist encourages original research writings which present theoretically informed ethnographic descriptions, or similar analytical exercises. An article should clearly contain objectives, methodology employed, conceptual framework, anthropological relevance of the subject, implications [if any] and a conclusion.

A paper should not be more than 5000 words excluding notes and references. All material, including notes and references should be typed on one side of the page only: double spaced with a wide margin on other sides of the page. Notes and references should be typed separately at the end of the paper. Notes should contain more than just bibliographical references. Within the text, the notes should be indicated by superscripts. An abstract of 100-150 words along with 5 key words should precede the article. Authors must provide their names, designation and official addresses and e-mail addresses with their papers. Typescript hard copies should be sent in duplicate.

Only a paper fulfilling all the stylistic content requirements of Indian Anthropologist shall be referred for peer review. Non formatted papers shall not be considered.

After receiving referee’s comments, revised version may be sent in duplicate, one hard copy and the other on word format on CD or through email

Styling Format for the References:

Yalman, Nur. 1967. Under the Bo Tree: Studies in Caste, Kinship and Marriage in the Interior of Ceylon,Berkeley: University of California Press.

Jain, R. K. 2003. "Culture and Economy: Tamils on the Plantation Frontier in Malaysia Revisited, 1998-1999," In Bhikhu Parekh (eds.) Culture and Economy in the Indian Diaspora. London and New York: Routledge : 51-80.

Breman, Jan and E.V. Daniel 1992. “Conclusion: The Making of a Coolie?,” Journal of Peasant Studies, 19 (3&4): 268-295.

Book Reviews

Indian Anthropologist generally does not accept unsolicited reviews. Those willing to do reviews should write to the editor.


We encourage shorter notes on research in progress or short contributions on the topics of current social, political, and economic developments. The comments or rejoinders on the articles published in the journal are also welcome. These should not be more than 1000-2000 words.


Indian Anthropologist serves as a platform for dissemination of information among social scientists. You are requested to send announcements and short reports on events like workshops, conferences organized in different parts of India on issues of anthropological relevance.

All the correspondence should be addressed to:

The Managing Editor
Indian Anthropologist
Indian Anthropological Association
Department of Anthropology
University of Delhi, Delhi-110007