Focus and Scope

Nidan: International Journal for Indian Studies is an academic journal that focuses on Indian studies broadly including the Indian / South Asian diaspora. The journal is an inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural one that encourages scholarship that offers readers the opportunity to grasp India, its society, culture, religion, philosophy, politics, economics and geography among other aspects.



The journal is published biannually in July and December of each year.


Open Access Policy

Nidan subscribes to the idea of disseminating knowledge through open access freely.


Journal History

Nidan began as a journal for the study of Hinduism in the early 1980s at the then University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa. Since 2016, it expanded its scope to include Indian studies more broadly. It deals with India in all its multiple aspects as well as its diaspora. It is now well received not only in Africa, but also across the world.