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About Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an American independent academic publishing company founded in 1949. Under several imprints, the company offers scholarly books for the academic market, as well as trade books.

About Call for Paper

This edited volume, titled “Violence and Postcolonial Marginalities in South Asian Literature,” seeks to explore the multifaceted dimensions of violence represented in the literature of South Asia. The proposed volume aims to shed light on the intricate relationships between colonial legacies, social structures, and violence in the South Asian region.


  • Colonial Legacies and Their Impact: Understanding how the historical baggage of colonialism shapes contemporary forms of violence in South Asian literary narratives.
  • Intersectionality and Environmental Violence: Examining the disproportionate environmental burdens borne by marginalized communities.
  • Ethnic, Religious, and Communal Tensions: Analysing how literature reflects and critiques the tensions arising from diverse ethnic, religious, and communal identities, often leading to violence.
  • Violence of Caste: Understanding the making of vulnerable caste bodies and identities in Literature.
  • Subaltern Voices and Resistance: Exploring narratives of resistance against oppressive structures, highlighting the agency of marginalized voices.
  • Trauma and Memory: Unpacking the ways in which literature grapples with the traumatic experiences of historical events and the collective memory of violence.
  • Gendered Violence: Examining the representation of gender-based violence in literature and its intersectionality with broader social issues.

Submission Guidelines

  • Word limit for the full paper submission: 6,000 to 7,000 words, including references.
  • Abstracts length: 250 words, accompanied by a brief bio, of the author(s).

Formatting Style

  • Citation Style: 17th Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Font size: 12pt.
  • Font style: Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: 1st of June 2024.
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1st of July 2024.
  • Full Paper Submission: 1st of November 2024.
  • Tentative Publication: July 2025.

How to Submit?

Submission should be submitted to: postcolonialviolence@gmail.com

Contact Information

For inquiries and submissions, please contact postcolonialviolence@gmail.com


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