Indo-Iranian Journal

The Indo-Iranian Journal (IIJ), founded in 1957, is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the ancient and medieval languages and cultures of South Asia and of pre-Islamic Iran. It publishes articles on Indo-Iranian languages (linguistics and literatures), such as Sanskrit, Avestan, Middle Iranian and Middle & New Indo-Aryan. It publishes specialized research on ancient Iranian religion and the Indian religions, such as the Veda, Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism (including Tibetan). The Journal welcomes epigraphical studies as well as general contributions to the understanding of the (pre-modern) history and culture of South Asia. Illustrations are accepted. A substantial part of the Indo-Iranian Journal is reserved for reviews of new research. The Journal predominantly publishes articles in English and occasionally in French and German.

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H. T. Bakker, University of Groningen, Netherlands
H.W. Bodewitz, University of Leiden, Netherlands
D. Goodall, EFEO, Pondicherry, France
O. von Hinüber, University of Freiburg, Germany
J. Kellens, Collège de France, Paris, France
R. Salomon, University of Washington, Washington, USA

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M. Hara, University of Tokyo, Japan
S. Insler, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
H. Isaacson, University of Hamburg, Germany
S.W. Jamison, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
K.R. Norman, Cambridge University, UK
V. Sadovski, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Italy
A. Sanderson, University of Oxford, UK
H. Scharfe, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
D. Schlingloff, University of Munich, Germany
P.D. Szántó, Oxford University, UK
M. Witzel, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
A. Yuyama, Soka University, California, USA