We welcome you to Niyogi Books’ blog site, Ink & Papyrus. Niyogi Books is renowned for its high quality texts about South Asia. The topics include art, architecture, heritage, culture, and history, as well as fiction and translations. The content we have on Ink & Papyrus should be conform to the values and the vision of the publishing house.

We are looking for well-researched articles in the following domains:

focuses on the visual and performing arts from or influencing the Indian subcontinent. In this segment, every aspect of the arts can be explored, from the creative process to the reception of the final outcome. The “glocalisation” of the arts could also be explored.
focuses on the study of our heritage, culture and traditions. It covers a broad range of topics, including but not limited to architecture, food, and cities.
includes the study of South Asian languages and on translations.
concerns education about social issues, including but not limited to the preservation of heritage, languages, and cultures. However, we are currently not considering articles on environmental issues, as this topic does not conform to the overall outlook of the blog.
includes writing about places with historical, artistic or economic implications or significance.
can be submitted as well. While there is no widely accepted definition of the length of a flash fiction, please keep your story between 350 and 700 words. There is no limit on the genre.

We expect our contributors to offer unique perspectives and, ideally, add a personal touch to them.

The guidelines are as below:

  1. Articles should be within the range of 500–800 words. Editors hold the right to delete excess words, as per their judgement.

  2. All facts, ideas, figures and statements taken from other sources MUST be referenced. Internet sources must be considered academically valid. Wikipedia does NOT count as a valid source. However, JSTOR and similar websites do.

  3. Articles should be well-balanced and thoroughly researched. They should contain a good mix of facts, analyses, ideas, and criticisms.

  4. The content provided must be original. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The OED defines plagiarism as ‘the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own’. It includes:

    A) Copying an article you did not write yourself.

    B) Not citing an idea, fact, or statistic that you did not discover or come up with.

    C) Altering some words from an article, book, or other source, and claiming to have written it.

    D) Copying paragraphs from different sources and arranging them into an article without citing them.

You can submit your write-ups at inkandpapyrusblog@gmail.com and mark a copy to niyogibooks@gmail.com