eJournal | The Johar Journal: A multidisciplinary journal that aims to familiarize people with the tribal way of life – New Delhi

The Johar Journal
The Johar Journal (द जोहार जर्नल ) is an online open-access, peer-reviewed, biannual journal on Adivasi, tribal and indigenous issues with particular focus on tribal literatures in translation.
https://joharjournal.org >>
Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia
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The primary aims of this e-journal are:

  • To familiarize mainstream academia with the tribal worldview
  • To provide mainstream scholars access to tribal writers through translation
  • To change mainstream ways of looking at the tribal persona and the tribal protagonist
  • To make tribal identity a source of strength and celebration
  • To understand the tribal angst and find solutions to it

“Johar” (जोहार ) is an Adivasi term used in Jharkhand as a greeting among friends and kinsfolk. So let us begin with this greeting: Johar to all our readers and well-wishers! This e-journal will be a continuation of the many seminars and conferences where tribal or indigenous thinkers have sat silently listening to mainstream (non-tribal) scholars speak; they have been told the meaning of tribal identity, the many problems facing the tribal people and the growing sense of angst among the tribals. This e-journal will be therapeutic since it will seek to heal the angst of the tribal people by telling their stories in translation and adding their voices to the knowledge documented by dedicated mainstream scholars who have come before us.

The contents of The Johar Journal will be organized under these eight categories: i. News & Views, ii. Interview, iii. Contemporary Tribal Literature, iv. Tribal Folklore, v. Visual & Performance Arts, vi. Critical Essay, vii. Book/ Film Review and viii. Tribal Lifestyle. It is hoped that scholars from various disciplines and various ideological positions will use a multidisciplinary approach while examining the tribal predicament. Feedback from the general public will be welcomed, though they will also be moderated by the Editors.

Editorial Board

Advisory Board

  • Padma Bhushan Professor T.K. Oommen (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  • Professor Virginius Xaxa (Tezpur University, Assam)
  • Professor Joseph Bara (Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak)
  • Dr. Ravi Nandan Sinha (St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi & Editor, The Quest: A Literary Journal)
  • Professor Tiplut Nongbri (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  • Professor Esther Syiem (North East Hill University, Shillong)
  • Professor Mukesh Ranjan (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)
  • Professor Anand Mahanand (English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad)

Read the inaugural Speech by Dr. Ivy Hansdak: “Is tribal identity relevant in today’s world?” delivered during the conference titled “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” >>

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