Only 7% of all social science journals in Hindi: ICSSR study
The appeals made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Hindi are yet to deliver results. According to an Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) report, only 7 per cent of all social science journals published in the country are in Hindi, while about 90 per cent of journals in English in the last 15 years.
“Out of the 2,131 journals published between the years 2000 to 2015, a staggering 1,801 or about 90 per cent were in English while only 191, which amount to 7 per cent, were in Hindi,” said the report, which was released by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Notably, ICSSR was established in 1969 to promote research in social sciences in the country. It reviews the progress of social science research and advice its users.
The study has been authored by ICSSR chairman Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma, a senior programme specialist at Think Tank Initiative. The findings are part of other such observations which have highlighted the gaps in social science research (SSR) in the country.