BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies

BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies is a screen media research journal for the South Asian region brought out by Sarai in collaboration with the University of Westminster, London. It is a biannual peer-reviewed journal is published by Sage India. This initiative grew out of the significant output  of research, teaching, and publications on South Asian and particularly Indian film and media over the past decade and a half.     

BioScope proposes to cover a wide historical and contemporary canvas, ranging from pre-cinematic forms of assembly through to contemporary computer practices, game cultures, ambient television, surveillance imaging, and the field of screen-based art installations. The general interest of the journal extends to the rich intersection of South Asian screen practices with related forms, such as  musical recordings and performances, popular print culture and stage set designs, architectural space, fashion, and the history of publicity. Apart from research papers, the journal features illustrated articles and notes for a special archives section in each issue. This includes documentation on institutional history, forms of regulation, legal contexts, popular print culture, translations of critical and popular writings on screen cultures, ethnographic diaries, photographic collections, and interviews.