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Critic, Journal of the Centre of Russian Studies, 

Published by:

Centre of Russian Studies

School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi -110067

ISSN: 2229-7146




About Critic

The Journal ‘CRITIC’ was established in 1971 and is being published by Centre of Russian Studies (CRS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. The first edition was typed on typewriter and printed by offset method. Today ‘Critic’ has become a regular annual publication of CRS. The journal investigates into the new horizons, various interpretations, new ideas, reviews, etc. in Russian studies from ancient period to the present day. The areas of research papers are as follow:


  • Russian Language
  • Russian Literature
  • Russian History
  • Russian Culture
  • Book Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Critical theory
  • Comparative Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Folklore



The aim of ‘Critic’ is to manifest the critical as well as appreciable approach on various perspectives of Russian studies worldwide today. The journal is an effort to encourage and motivate the study of Russian culture among the scholars and philologists. The articles will be published in the journal ‘Critic’ only after the recommendation of peer-reviewers. The article may be written in Russian, Hindi, English or respective language compared with. The articles should be submitted along with the abstract in English Language. The ISSN number of the journal 'Critic' is: 2229-7146.



The schedule of the Critic is:

  • Last date of receiving the articles: 31st December.
  • Acceptance will be sent by first week of February.
  • The publication of the Journal: April.



Hard copy & E-copy - Online




A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.