Dharmaram Journals, a group of scientific periodic publications, is an integral part of Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Pontifical Athenaeum of Theology, Philosophy and Canon Law. We publish five academic and research journals in the fields of religions and philosophy, theology, formative spirituality, and canon law, respectively. Through these publication organs, DVK accomplishes its mission by bringing to the erudite public the highest quality research.


  • Journal of Dharma

    Journal of Dharma (ISSN: 0253-7222), is a peer reviewed International Quarterly, indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, etc., and published by the Centre for the Study of World Religions (CSWR), established at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology, and Canon Law, Bengaluru, India. It was launched in 1975, ‘to fill the gap of a felt need in the contemporary society’ ‘to foster intercultural understanding from an inner realization of religions.’ Understanding religion as ‘one of the deepest dimensions of culture’ Journal of Dharma was committed to ‘disseminate the seeds of the Sacred in every bit of our secular existence and to re-integrate the entire material Universe in the Spirit of Truth and Holiness’ (Inaugural Editorial). Together with the promotion of inter-religious dialogue, Journal of Dharma promotes dialogue between the sacred and secular with the conviction that the ‘sacred’ and ‘secular’ are basic dimensions of reality. In a world of mass human migration and ever faster dissemination of ideas and images, no fact of human life is independent of religious influence and religious life and practices are also influenced by these branches of human knowledge and life. Journal of Dharma is committed investigate and foster the Interface of Religion and Philosophy with other branches of academia.

  • Asian Horizons

    Asian Horizons, published from Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law, is a forum for theological reflection on the Jesudharma, in the Asian context marked by economic poverty, cultural diversity and religious plurality, in order to discern the way towards the glory of God and to the flourishing of humanity on earth.

    Although the focus is on theological reflection in the context of Asia, we also address theological developments and concerns of the universal Church and try to dialogue with the Church in various contexts. Hence, we welcome authors from all over the world.

    Asian Horizons was launched in 2007 as a biannual. From 2011 it is published as quarterly. Each issue has a main theme and 8-10 articles are on the theme selected for the issue. However, 2-3 articles on other relevant topics also are included. A detailed call for papers is announced a few months in advance. Besides, the themes for forthcoming years also are announced beforehand.

    Other regular items: “New Scholars”: Abstract of doctoral theses (recently defended and not yet published); Reports and Statements of important conferences; Book Reviews.

    Asian Horizons is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles for publication should be sent to the editor-in-chief. We have an editorial board consisting of members from India, other Asian countries and other continents.

    The views expressed in the articles of this journal are those of the authors themselves, and not necessarily those of the editorial board.

  • Iustitia

    Iustitia: Dharmaram Journal of Canon Law, envisaged as a biannual, aims at contributing towards the enhancement and deepening of the knowledge of ecclesiastical laws contained in the Codes of Canon Law, especially the CCEO, and the Particular Laws of various Churches sui iuris and to make it accessible to scholars and experts, as well as the wider public and the practitioners of canon law in various fields of theoretical research and practical administration. We also aim at highlighting the Church related civil laws of the place. Promotion of quality scientific research and comparative studies between CIC and CCEO as well as between Church laws and civil laws comes within the scope of this journal. The journal will also make accessible to the public important current documents of the Church, both universal and individual Churches sui iuris. We also intend to familiarize the readers with the ongoing significant researches and publications within the target field through book reviews.

  • Vinayasādhana

    Vinayasādhana: Dharmaram Journal of Psycho-Spiritual Formation is envisaged to cater to the needs of those in the field of formation in seminaries and religious formation houses, pastoral field, education field and hospital ministry as counsellors and spiritual animators. It is envisioned to provide information on the time-tested as well as the most recent breakthroughs in various fields of human knowledge.

  • Herald of the East

    Herald of the East is peer-reviewed biannual journal to promote multifacted sudies and research on the life, vision and mission, and contributions of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a man of transformative vision and determined action who, living in the nineteenth century, did his best to tranform the Christian community and the society at large.