This was an ambitious
project to trace the periodical literature appearing in the Indian Language
periodicals. The first issue of the Index Indiana appeared as quarterly
in 1977 and since 1981 it is being published as annual cumulated volumes.
As a beginning 6 languages viz. Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil
and Malayalam periodicals are covered. Indexing articles pertaining to
Indian Literature, Social Science, Indian Systems of Medicine, Folk
literature, Social Science, Philosophy etc. could be of great help to
research scholars. For science and technology etc. such publications are
already available. Due to lack of language competent professionals ertain
languages goes unrepresented occasionally. Efforts are being to include
all Indian languages.
This index is divided into three parts - classified part, subject index
and author index. The entries are grouped in the classified part
according to Dewey Decimal Classification system. The entries under the
subject are further arranged by the author and wherever not available
then by title. All the entries are serially numbered in the classified
part. The name of the authors and titles are given in popular spelling in
Roman script but near to their transliterated forms without the use of
any diacritical marks.
The subject and author indices are linked to these serial numbers.
The latest volume published is for the years covering 1999-2003. It is
covering only six languages namely Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi,
Malayalam & Tamil. The rest of the volumes in this series will be released
soon. The Data up to December 2005 is ready for generation.