IASSI Quarterly

IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI). The IASSI Quarterly is an interdisciplinary publication of theoretical and empirical research in the social sciences.

The Chief Editor of the Quarterly is Dr. S. R. Hashim, Chairperson, IASSI. The Editorial Advisory Board comprises academicians from Indian and International universities along with members from various government agencies and research and development organizations. The complete list of the Editorial Advisory Board is provided here.

The Quarterly was inititaed in the year 1979, and is currently in its 35th year of publication. Over these years, various well known scholars and academicians from India and other countries have contributed to the Quarterly’s proceedings. Over the years, the Quarterly has published various issues, including special issues, on a variety of contemoporary and topical themes, such as, Technology and Development, Work Opportunities for All, Managing India's Economy : The Short-term and the Long-term, Agriculture and Rural Change : The Next Decade, Professor D.R.Gadgil (1901-2001) Centenary Issue etc.

During the year 2016-17 the following issues of IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science were published.

  • Vol. 35 Nos.1 & 2 was a special issue for January-June 2016 and Vol 35 Nos 3 & 4 for July-December 2016, was a special issue on Urbanisation in India: Emerging Issues. The guest editor for the special issue was Professor Amitabh Kundu. Apart from the guest editor, many other senior academics like Professor Om Prakash Mathur, Professor S. R. Hashim, and Late Professor Sharit K. Bhowmik etc. have contributed to this issue of the journal. The volume covers a range of aspects related to urbanization in India, such as, inequalities, regional development, urbanization, regional analysis of development, and urban public space. This volume largely comprises revised versions of the papers presented at the Hyderabad Conference.
  • Vol. 36 No.1 (January-March 2017) is in press and is expected to come out soon. This issue of the Quarterly carries articles on different aspects of contemporary Indian economy. The articles cover a range of issues like informal manufacturing enterprises, land relations and tenancy, State finances, women’s employment, and institutional credit to the rural sector.
  • The following two issues are on the broader theme of Education and Development and carry some selected articles which were presented in the 17th IASSI Annual Conference, which was held at Chandigarh. Various well known personalities and academicians are featured in this volume who have contributed articles on various themes pertaining to different aspects of Education and Development, including, financing of higher education, education infrastructure, and also the inaugural address delivered by the former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the conference.

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Note for contributors:

The Quarterly invites original contributions in the form of research notes, articles, and book reviews on various topics related to social sciences and economic and social development of the country. All entries must be addressed to The Editor, IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science and emailed to stiassi79@gmail.com.

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