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Evam: Forum on Indian Representations
An Annual Journal

Evam takes as its starting point the absence of any major journal that deals with India holistically, both with its past and its present, with its culture and imagination, with inner and outer dimensions. Most existing journals are too specialized to engage with subcontinent and its civilization except in a fragmentary manner. Evam wishes to redress this gap by considering as its scope the very meaning or idea of India along with its material and concrete manifestations.


More specifically, the Forum wishes to interrogate, analyze, and reorient various representations of India. In doing so, it wants to re-present India in a manner that is more meaningful and persuasive.

It especially wishes to devote itself to a whole gamut of meta issues that pertain to India including:

  • Historiography

  • Political Theory

  • History and Philosophy of Science

  • History of Ideas

  • Traditions and Traditional Knowledge Systems

  • Alternatives to Development

  • Cinema, Television, and Mass Culture

  • Folk and Non-Elite Thought and Culture

  • The Indian Diaspora

  • Spiritual Traditions

  • Literary and Critical Production

  • Art and Aesthetics

  • Mind and Consciousness Studies

  • Cross Cultural Relations

  • And so on. 

The journal is guided by an international editorial advisory board. The members are:

Arpana Caur (New Delhi); Arvind Sharma (McGill University, Montreal, Canada); Asghar Ali Engineer (CSSS, Mumbai); Ashis Nandy (CSDS, New Delhi); Ashok D. Ranade (Mumbai); Braj B. Kachru (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA); Dietmar Rothermund, (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany); Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA); Gopal Krishna (Wolfson College, Oxford, UK); Harsha Dehejia (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada); K. Narayana Chandran (University of Hyderbad, Hyderabad); Kapil Kapoor (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); Kiran Nagarkar (Mumbai); K. Narayan Chandran (Univ. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad); Madhu Khanna (IGNCA, New Delhi); Madhu Kishwar (Manushi, New Delhi); Rajeshwari Pandharipande (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA); Rajiv Malhotra (Chair, Infinity Foundation, USA); Robert Thurman (Columbia University, USA); Sergei Serebriany (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow); Sima Sharma (Delhi); Sonal Mansingh (CICD, New Delhi); Stephen Phillips (University of Texas at Austin, USA); Uma Das Gupta (Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta); Vasudha Dalmia (Univ. of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA); Vidya Rao (New Delhi); Vijay Mishra (Murdoch University, Perth).

Other Publications brought out by Samvad India Foundation

T. S. Eliot and Indic Traditions A Study in Poetry and Belief by Cleo McNelly Kearns

Dharma and Development the Future of Survival edited by Makarand Paranjape

Science and Spirituality in Modern India edited by Makarand Paranjape

Towards a Spiritual Psychology Essays in Indian Psychology by K Ramakrishna Rao and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha

Glimpses of Indian Scientists edited Varadaraja V. Raman

The Cyclonic Swami Vivekananda in the West edited by Sukalyan Sengupta and Makarand Paranjape