Call for Papers


The J-CASTE Editorial Team invites submissions for its forthcoming issues in 2021 and 2023 and welcomes high-quality papers that are based on rigorous empirical analysis of case studies, policy frameworks, situational analysis, and contextual literature mapping.  The Editorial Team welcomes submissions from both established and emerging scholars, policy officials, and practitioners. Please click the title above to read the full announcement.

Bluestone Rising Scholar Award Recipients for 2021 Announced


We are pleased to announce the results of the international competition for the Bluestone Rising Scholar Prize for 2021. The journal received numerous outstanding submissions from South Asia, Europe, and North America. Our jury, consisting of leading academics from South Asia, the UK, and the USA, deliberated together over a period of several weeks.  Read the full announcement and also this news release and interview with the winners.



Video of the 2019 Bluestone Rising Scholar Prize Award Ceremony


Watch Brandeis University Provost Lisa Lynch,  Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mark Brimhall-Vargas, University Librarian Mathew Sheehy, J-CASTE Editors Laurence Simon and Sukhadeo Thorat among others speak on the importance of the Bluestone Prize and make the first awards to Rising Scholar winners Maya Pramod and Vivek Narayan. A special award was also conferred on Phillip Martin, WGBH Senior Investigative Reporter for his 5-part series on Caste in America.