Call For Papers

Bharat Pravah - an Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics, New Delhi’s initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways and Mangalore University invites subject experts, research scholars and academics to showcase their knowledge and present papers at a symposium to be held in Mangalore.

Bharat Pravah aims to bring forth the significance of seas, rivers, ports and shipping to the social psyche of the people. It intends to highlight forgotten aspects of river and seas in culture, history, folk arts and any other prevalent form of knowledge. For this purpose and to provide a platform to scholars and researchers to help in this endeavour, Bharat Pravah extends this call for papers on the following themes at Mangalore:

  1. History of Shipping in India
  2. India's Maritime Connections
  3. Communities at Riverbanks and Seashores
  4. Coastal Architecture
  5. Depiction of Seas and Rivers in Popular Culture
  6. Economy of Shipping

The above-mentioned themes remain the overarching themes for the conference but scholars are welcome to share new perspectives and bring forth new themes through their papers. The selected papers will be published in an edited volume after the events have concluded. The draft shall be submitted after 6 weeks from presentation which will require comments/feedbacks from presentation. This shall be open to all the universities.


Last date for submission of abstracts: 1st July 2023

Notification of acceptance: 3rd July 2023

Last date for submission of final draft papers: 7th July 2023

Note: Accommodation and Travel allowance (only for bus and rail) will be provided to scholars whose papers are selected.

For any clarification, please email at with subject line – Mangalore Call for Papers.

Competition Details

Last Date of Abstract Submission:
7th July 2023
Online Mode
Winner Prize: 25,000/-
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India along its Rivers and Shores

Participants will have the opportunity to visit commercial and naval vessels at the New Mangalore Port.