The Annual of Urdu Studies (AUS)
Editor:
Muhammad Umar Memon
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Assistant Editor: Jane A. Shum
Technical Consultant:
Mark Petrashek

Editorial Advisory Board: Elena Bashir, University of Chicago; Aamir R. Mufti, University of California, Los Angeles; Christina Oesterheld, University of Heidelberg

The aim of the AUS is to provide scholars working on Urdu humanities in the broadest sense a forum in which to publish scholarly articles, translations, and views. The AUS also publishes reviews of books, an annual inventory of significant Western publications in the field, reports, research-in-progress, notices, and information on events of interest to its readers (conferences, workshops, competitions, awards, etc.). Each issue of the AUS also includes a section in the Urdu script featuring old and new writing.

The AUS is indexed by the Bibliography of Asian Studies, EBSCO Database Services (Current Abstracts, TOC Premier EBSCO, Humanities International Complete and Humanities International Index), the IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur), the Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Wissenschaftlicher Literatur, MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals, the MLA International Bibliography (Literature), Proquest's PIO (Periodicals Index Online), and is available in many of the major university libraries in Europe and North America.

The Annual of Urdu Studies is one of the pioneering journals selected to participate in the LOCKSS Software (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Alliance developed at Stanford University. What this means is that any library in the world which cares to install the LOCKSS Software can now “harvest” copies of the Annual in order to preserve the content and make it available to its users should the original become unavailable from its source site, whether because of server problems on one end or network problems on the receiving end. The Annual of Urdu Studies was selected for inclusion by the University of Pennsylvania. [More information is available at LOCKSS Alliance].

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The Annual of Urdu Studies is supported by the generous contributions of our readers and friends.

ISSN 0734-5348
© 2014 Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia,
University of Wisconsin—Madison


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE AUS (August 2011)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 DECEMBER. IF ACCEPTED YOUR ITEM WILL APPEAR IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR’S ISSUE.

TRANSLATED WORKS: ALL TRANSLATED WORKS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION MUST CONTAIN A CITATION OF THE ORIGINAL SOURCE PUBLICATION.

SIZE, MARGINS & LENGTH: FORMAT USING ONLY U.S. LETTER SIZE (8.5” X 11”); LEFT AND RIGHT MARGINS 1.25”, TOP AND BOTTOM 1”. THE LENGTH OF THE SUBMISSION SHOULD NOT EXCEED 30 PAGES, SINGLE-SPACED.

TEXT AND CITATION STYLE: FOLLOW THE GENERAL GUIDELINES IN THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (15TH EDITION). ALL CITATIONS SHOULD CONFORM TO THE CHICAGO MANUAL AUTHOR-DATE SYSTEM AND SHOULD APPEAR AT THEIR APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE TEXT, ENCLOSED WITHIN PARENTHESES. FOR EXAMPLE, (RUSSELL 1968, 281).

FOOTNOTES: SHOULD BE USED SPARINGLY AND RESERVED ONLY FOR THE AUTHOR’S OWN COMMENTS, CRITICAL DISAGREEMENTS OR SIGNIFICANT EXTRANEOUS INFORMATION. IF A WORK IS TO BE CITED HERE, IT SHOULD ALSO FOLLOW THE AUTHOR-DATE CITATION STYLE OF THE TEXT.

WORKS CITED: AN ALPHABETIZED LIST OF ALL WORKS CITED IN THE TEXT AND FOOTNOTES SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE END OF THE TEXT UNDER THE HEADING "WORKS CITED." ALL NON-ENGLISH TITLES SHOULD HAVE AN ACCURATE ENGLISH TRANSLATION IN PARENTHESES AFTER THE FIRST OCCURRENCE.

TRANSLITERATION: NON-ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES SHOULD NOT BE TRANSLITERATED. TYPE AN APPROXIMATE ENGLISH SPELLING IN THE ELECTRONIC COPY. SEND A HARD COPY BY POSTAL MAIL WITH ALL NON-ENGLISH MATERIAL WRITTEN OUT IN CLEAR PERSIAN, ARABIC, OR URDU SCRIPT IN THE MARGINS NEAR THEIR OCCURRENCE IN THE TEXT. THE EDITORS WILL ADD THE NECESSARY TRANSLITERATION IN AUS STYLE.

DEVANAGARI: LONGER QUOTATIONS IN HINDI SHOULD BE TYPED ON A SEPARATE SHEET WITH THE TEXT NOT EXCEEDING 4.3” IN WIDTH. IT SHOULD BE PRINTED ON A SHARP, LASER PRINTER AND MAILED.

TABLES: MAXIMUM WIDTH: 4.3” SET APART FROM THE RUNNING TEXT BY A BLANK LINE ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM.

NOTE: SUBMISSIONS SHOULD CONFORM TO THE AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE ANNUAL AS NOTED IN EACH ISSUE. BEFORE SUBMISSION, CHECK RECENT VOLUMES OF THE AUS AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF THOROUGHLY WITH ITS STYLE AND FORMAT CONVENTIONS TO INSURE THAT YOU COMPLY WITH THEM. SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WILL BE RETURNED TO THE AUTHOR FOR REFORMATTING.


It is my great pleasure as editor of the AUS, to announce the launch of its Internet edition. My own time and resources would not have allowed me to undertake such a demanding task. I’m deeply grateful for the selfless offer of three individuals to assume responsibility for generating the online edition. Two of these individuals have expressly requested to remain anonymous, but this in no way lessens my indebtedness to them. The third is Dr. Faisel Saeed. He actually put the AUS online in 2001. The Internet edition is currently maintained by the AUS Editorial Staff.

M.U.M.


Our online readers might find the following pointers helpful when navigating through the Internet edition.

Format
All the articles of the Internet edition of the Annual of Urdu Studies (AUS) are available in the PDF format. Individuals may view and download them for personal use with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Diacritics, Numerals and Transliteration
Currently, AUS text containing numerals and diacritics [See
Transliteration Guide] can be viewed in the PDF format only. They are not retained when copying and pasting text from a PDF file to a word processor, such as Microsoft Word.

© 2014 Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia,
University of Wisconsin—Madison