Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS for the issue: December, 2018

Papers are invited on important contemporary social, political and economic issues for the forthcoming edition in December, 2018. Following are some suggestive topics –

  1. Religious, cultural and racial sectarianism and the challenges to inclusive world order.
  2. Terrorism, global crisis and inter-cultural dialogue.
  3. Regimes of nuclearpower and comprehensive policy of disarmament.
  4. Post-nationalist thought and envisioning global society
  5. Peace building in South Asia, role of the SAARC and trajectory of Indo-China Relationship.
  6. Vulnerable communities and shaping of inclusive citizenship in India.
  7. Menace of religious fanaticism and hate politics in India.
  8. Caste and religion-based reservation: state-policy and inclusion in India.
  9. Religion and vulnerability of women in India: state, gender justice and inclusion.
  10. Muslim women and citizenship rights in India.
  11. Economic development and inclusion of the vulnerable populations in India.
  12. Plight of the farmers and responsibility of the state in India.
  13. Poverty, unemployment and migration of human capital and labour in India.

Apart from these thrust areas authors are also requested to send papers on the topics of their choice. Preference will be given to the books (for reviews) published not before 2015.

Authors are advised to strictly follow the following instructions for acceptance of their papers and to strictly follow the style sheet for notes and references.

We conduct originality check seriously to prevent plagiarism and articles are not sent for peer review at all if found plagiarized.

Inclusive is an international e-journal. Contributions are welcome from all nations.

Important Instructions:

1. Deadline for submission: November 15, 2018.

2. All contributions must be original, not published elsewhere and cannot be sent to other journals simultaneously.

3. All contributions should be mailed to and copies should be sent to and

4. Full-length academic papers should not exceed 7000 words including notes & references. Word limit for the Commentaries & Perspective is 2500 including notes & references. Book review should be within 1500 words.

5. Contributions should be written in MS-Word, in Times New Roman, 12 pt., 1.5 line spacing. Although the notes & references should be presented as endnotes (as in the following style sheet), the numbers (which should be in the form 1, 2, 3, ..., not Romans like i, ii, iii,...) within the text must not be prepared by using the "insert endnote/footnote" command in the MS-Word, they must be prepared manually, using superscript; the endnote too must be prepared manually.

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10. Decisions of the Editorial Board regarding publications are final. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject any contribution without showing any reason and reserves the right to publish a contribution in some later number of the journal, not necessarily in the immediately next issue.

11. Contributors are requested to strictly follow the style-sheet for notes and references given under. They are also requested to see ABOUT INCLUSIVE for important guidelines/instructions. The contributions in previous issues as posted in this website can also be consulted.

12. If required, contributors will be asked to provide hard copies of their papers/articles.

Style Sheet for Notes and References

  1. Naila Kabeer, Deprivation, Discrimination and Delivery: Competing Explanations for Child Labour and Educational Failures in South Asia in Child Labour and the Right to Education: Needs Versus Rights, Naila Kabeer et al. eds., Sage, New Delhi, 2003, p. 382.
  2. Olga Nieuwenhuys, Children's Lifewords: Gender, Welfare and Labour in the Developing World, Social Science Press, New Delhi, 1999, p.18. Here, Nieuwenhuys gives emphasis on the social construction of child labour and unfolds how working children face the challenge of combining the demands of the school with the need to contribute to the household income.
  3. Naila Kabeer, op.cit., p. 368
  4. John Dewey, Democracy and Education, The Free Press, New York, 1916, p. 87.
  5. Paramesh Acharya, Banglar Deshojo Shikshar Dhara (in Bengali), Anushtup, Kolkata, 1395, B.S., pp.7 & 8.
  6. Suranjan Chatterjee and Siddhartha Guha Ray, History of Modern India, Progress Publishers, Calcutta, 1997, pp. 30-1.
  7. Karl Marx, The Future Results of the British Rule in India in The First War of Independence 1857-1859 , Marx Karl and Frederick Engels, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1968, p. 31.
  8. Paramesh Acharya, op. cit. pp. 8-10.
  9. Harisadhan Goswami, Bharatiya Prathamik Shikshar Mulyaan, (in Bengali), Paschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad, Kolkata, 1987, pp. 25-6.
  10. Karl Marx, The British Rule in India in The First War of Independence 1857-1859, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels op.cit., pp. 14-20. It was written in 1853, but his later writings during 1880-1882, published by Lawrence Krader in the title Ethnological Notes of Karl Marx (Van Gorcum, Assen) 1974, reveals that subsequently he put thrust on the destructive consequences of British Rule in India instead of its regenerative attributes. This is cited from Itihaser Uttaradhikar (in Bengali), Partha Chatterjee, Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 2000, pp.102-3.
  11. Paramesh Acharya, op. cit., p. 7
  12. Neera Burra, Born to Work: Child Labour in India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1995, p. 5.
  13. Ibid., pp. 3-7.
  14. Ibid., pp. 5 & 6.
  15. Myron Weiner, The Child and the State in India, Oxford University Press,New Delhi, 1991, p. 2.
  16. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen, India: Development and Participation, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2002, p. 38.
  17. Neera Burra, op.cit., p. 2.
  18. Reetika Khera, Mid-Day Meals in Primary Schools: Achievements and Challenges in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLI No.46, 2006, pp. 4742 & 4748. Jean Dreze (Economic and Political Weekly, April24-30, 2004) in this context raises the issue of the 'Right to Food' which he thinks as individual's entitlement to be free from hunger. Thus the right forms one of the economic and social rights essential to achieve 'economic democracy' in India which is a step towards preventing classroom hunger. See Pratichi Shiksha Pratibedan, The Pratichi Trust, Dey's Publishing, Kolkata, 2004 also notes remarkable improvements in attendance since the commissioning of the Mid-day Meal scheme.
  19. Praveen Jha: Withering Commitments and Weakening Progress: State and Education in the Era of Neo-Liberalism in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XL. No.33, 2005, pp. 3678-84.