History and Background of the

The name “Karoonjhar” has been
taken from a historical famous mountain “Karoonjhar”. located in south-eastern edge of the Tharparkar district
in Sindh, Pakistan. The
range is approximately 19 kilometers long and reaches a height of 305
meters. Karoonjhar has been mentioned in many verses of Sindhi and Gujarati poets.
Myths and lores of Sadwant & Sharangha, Hothlal Pari (nature’s fairy), Odho Jam (Sindhi lore) and
Bherio Garori (wolf’s ring) are regarded to this range. In old times,
Karoonjhar was also famously known as “Kinro”. The mountain range has
several places of historical importance, like Bhodeser Talao, Alakh Wao (hidden
well), Anchlechure, Sardaro, Gao Mukhi, Punraj Gadr, Nani, Chandan gadr, Bhaun
jo bheesro, Jharno and Bhaunro. In the past, many individuals were exiled to
the Karoonjhar by monarchs of nearby states.

About the Journal:

is a research journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences published by
Department of Sindhi, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology,
Abdul Haq Campus, Karachi, Pakistan. It is biannual (June and December), open
access and peer-reviewed journal. It is a HEC recognized journal since 2009. The
journal covers the various topic of languages, history & different subjects
of Social Sciences in general.

Aims & Objectives:

The aims of Karoonjhar Research Journal are to
acknowledge high-quality theoretical original research papers, review papers,
literature reviews, case studies, book reviews, conceptual framework, academicians,
professionals, practitioners, and students from all over the world. The Karoonjhar
research journal provides a platform for the researchers, academicians, professionals,
practitioners, and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of
high-quality papers.


Karoonjhar Research Journal has a unique scope in linguistic
research based on data drawn from the Sindhi language and a broad theoretical as
well as methodological scope. It publishes to promote the research in Sindhi
Language and mainly focuses on Language, Literature, criticism, history, Music,
Culture, Poetry, and Prose.

Research Ethics Policy:

The executive board expects the expects that the reviewers
and editors to handle the contribution of authors as per the policy of
confidentiality. The board ensures that the research is conducted in a fair and
ethical manner. If any submitted manuscript includes fabricated data,
falsification prior to publication will be rejected. The journal will refuse
papers submitted by the author if he/she fails to satisfy the journal. The Research
involving humans right must be approved by a relevant body and it must confirm
to international ethical and legal practice such as racism, favoritism, religious,
politicism. Authors are expected to respect the right of people to privacy. Journal
will not publish false statements that can harm the reputation, of individuals
and organizations. In case, authors make an error, the journal may rectify and
issue a corrigendum. Executive board maintains the principles of research
integrity and ethics and standards.

Peer Review Policy:

As per requirements of the Higher Education
Commission of Pakistan (HEC), Karoonjhar Research Journal accepts only those
research articles which have gone through the two blind review process.

Plagiarism Policy:

The manuscript must be checked through ‘Turnitin’
software. According to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)
policy, the similarity index of each research paper must not exceed the limit
of <=19%.

Privacy Statement:

The names and email addresses
entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes
of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any
other party.

Abstracting and Indexing Detail:

Karoonjhar Research Journal is abstract
and indexed on Research in Pakistani Languages & Literature (IRPLL) (irpll.aiou.edu.pk.

Principal Contact:

Dr. Inayat Hussain Laghari,

Editor-in-Chief, Karoonjhar Research Journal,

Department of Sindhi, Federal Urdu University
of Arts, Sciences & Technology,

Abdul Haq Campus, Near Civil Hospital,

Cell Phone: 0301-3852943; 0331-2508394

[email protected],
[email protected]


Review Process:

All manuscripts are reviewed by
an editor and member of the editorial board or qualified outside reviewers.
Decision will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return
reviewer’s comments to authors within two weeks.


The papers must be typed for
Sindhi (in MB Bhitai sattar Font, Size 13) Urdu (in Noori Nastaleeq font, Size
14) and English (in Times New Roman font, Size 12) with double spaced on A-4
size paper. The title should be brief phrase describing the contents of the
paper. All manuscripts to be send in hard copy along with the text in CD to
mailing address of Department of Sindhi and also through email to [email protected]


The abstract should be
informative and completely selfexplanatory, briefly present the topic and state
the scope of work. The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length.

Tables and Figures:

Tables should be kept to a
minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Figure legends should be
typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using
applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG, or Power
Point Pared in Microsoft Word manuscripts file. Tables should be prepared in
Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher.


The acknowledgement of people,
grants, funds etc should be brief.


Reference: In the text, a
reference identified by means of an author’s name should be followed by the
year of the reference in parentheses. Patterns are as following:


      آڏواڻي، ڀيرو مل، مهر چند (1956ع)، سنڌي
ٻولي جي تاريخ ڪراچي، حيدرآباد: سنڌي ادبي بورڊ


سلطانہ بخش، ڈاکٹر، “پاکستانی اہل قلم خواتین”،
ص: 48، اکادمی ادبیات پاکستان، 2003ع۔

English: Deuze,
M. (2005), “Professional identity and ideology of journalists reconsidered”,
Journalism, Vol.6, No.4,422-464.

You can follow the given other
patterns in this journal also.


All the statements of fact and
opinion expressed in this journal are the sole responsibility of the authors,
and do not imply and endorsement on part or whole in any form/shape whatsoever
by the editors or publishers.

Editorial Team



Vice Chancellor, Federal
Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology


Dean, Faculty
of Arts, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, Abdul Haq
Campus, Karachi


Dr. Inayat Hussain Laghari


Dr. Seema Abro

Managing Editor:

Dr. Abida Parveen Ghanghro


International Advisory Editorial Board Members:

  • Dr. Baldev Matlani
  • Dr. Roshan Golani
  • Dr. Sandhiya Chander Kanrani
  • Dr. Manoharlal B. Matlani
  • Dr. Jagdesh Sobhraj Lacchani
  • Dr. Vandana Ramwani

National Advisory Editorial Board Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Nawaz Ali Shouk
  • Prof. Dr. Noor Afroz Khawaja
  • Prof. Dr. Khursheed Abbasi
  • Prof. Dr. Adal Soomro
  • Prof. Dr. Anwar Figar Hakro
  • Dr. Muhammad Ali Manjhi
  • Dr. Abid Mazhar
  • Dr. Sher Mehrani
  • Dr. Hakim Ali Buriro
  • Dr. Manzoor Ali Veesario
  • Dr Maher Khadim
  • Dr. Makhmoor Bukhari