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The Diviner: A Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 0973-8320) is a bi-annual Refereed journal published by DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. The journal was started in 2004 and has steadily risen into prominence.

Diviner is a national academic interdisciplinary journal committed to exploring the national and international issues primarily from the socio-economic and political perspectives. The journal features articles that illustrate the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in the solution of substantive problems in all areas of social sciences. The articles in the journal provide in-depth analysis of the divergent themes in social science areas with a multi-dimensional approach.


Diviner invites quality original research papers/articles on theoretical, comparative studies, case studies, empirical analysis, commentaries and reviews concerning different aspects of social science. Journal also welcome book reviews that offer detailed and in depth analysis of recent literature in the social sciences from the authors.


In order to consider the paper for review it should be submitted in the prescribed format-

  1. Manuscripts should be typed in double space on A-4 size sheets, in Times New Roman and Font size12.
  2. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence, including comments on the contents of the journal, should be addressed to: The Editor, Diviner, DAV College, Sector 10 Chandigarh. E-mail: editordiviner@gmail.com
  3. Manuscripts should be in the range of 6000-7000words including abstract, references and endnotes.
  4. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150-200 words.
  5. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes, other than website sources, must contain more than a mere reference.
  6. Single quotes should be given right through the articles and double quotes should be given within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
  7. Tables and figures should be indicated by number separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article.
  8. An amalgamated alphabetical listing of all books, articles, essays, and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. The detailed style of referencing is as follows:


Sattar, A. 2011. ‘Many Ramayanas and one Raman’, India Today, Nov 14:17.


Sheshadri, K. 1994. ‘Law of Political Jungle and Bueacracy’, Indian Journal of Public Administation, Vol. XL, No 3, p 254-256.


Pradhan, Bansidhar. 2006. 'India's West Asia Policy', www.epw.com. Accessed on 5 June.


Bhaduri, Amit Bhaduri and Deepak Nayyar. 1996. The Intelligent Person's Guide to Liberalization. New Delhi: Penguin.

Islamoglu-lnan, Huri, ed. 1987. The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Hansen, T.B., Hasan, Zoya and Jaffrelot, Christopher. 1988. ‘Short cuts to Power:From Lucknow to Delhi’, in T.B.Hansen and Christopher Jaffrelot, ed., The BJP and Compulsion of Politics in India. Delhi: OUP.

  1. It should be original and unpublished work. On acceptance for publication the author will have to send a signed declaration that it has not been published or submittted for publication elsewhere in any language either fully or partly. In case of co-authored paper, all the authors shall sign this declaration.
  2. The author is requested to give his complete address, email and contact number on the front page with title of the paper. The name of the author should not appear on any other page of the paper. It will be apreciated if the author gives brief biographical sketch of himself giving his research interests.
  3. Manuscript not accepted for publication will not be returned to the authors. Please keep copies for your own record.
  4. The views expressed in the articles are personal opinions of the contributors and the journal is in no way responsible for them.
  5. If the paper of the contributor is accepted for publication, it will be mandatory for him to subscribe the journal for one year.


The journal is supported by a team of diligent and conscientious editorial group and a panel of esteemed members in the Advisory Board.

CHIEF EDITOR: Dr. Jagdish Mehta


• Dr.Shiwani Chopra

• Ms. Deepti Madaan

• Dr. Divya Sharma 

• Dr. Parmod Bhargav

• Dr. Poonam Jindal


Mr. Shelinder Sharma


  • Dr. Shouraseni Sen Roy

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Regional Studies, University of Miami, Florida, America

  • Dr. Gulshan Kumar

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Institute of Legal studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Deepti Gupta

Professor, Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Promila Vasudeva

Professor (Retd.), Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Kuldip Singh

Professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar

  • Dr. Prem Verma

Professor (Retd.), Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Prof. Ashutosh Kumar

Professor, Deptt. of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Raj Kumar

Librarian, A. C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Rupak Chakravarty

Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Sukhdev Singh Sohal

Professor, Department of History, GNDU, Amritsar

  • Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Professor, Department of History, Deptt. of Evening studies,  Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Amrendra Panni

Joint Director (Research), Association of Indian University, New Delhi

  • Prof. D. S. Ghuman

Dean, Arts Faculty, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. H. S. Bhatti

Professor, Department of Sociology & Social anthropology, Punjabi university, Patiala

  • Dr. Jasbir Singh

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Jammu, Jammu

  • Dr. Kiranpreet Kaur

Professor, Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Prof. Sherry Sabharwal

Professor, Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. M. S. Randhawa

Professor, Department of Sociology & social anthropology, Punjabi University, Patiala

  • Dr. Shakuntla Punia

Professor, Department of Human Development & family studies, College of Home science, CCS, Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar.

  • Prof. Sanjiv Sharma

Director, University Institute of applied management studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Jayanti Dutta

Deputy Director, UGC, Human resource development centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh

  • Prof. Ameer Sultana

Sr. Assistant Professor, Department of Women studies & development, Panjab University, Chandigarh


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