India is a land of diversity that eventually leads to several languages spoken across the whole sub-continent. Currently, 23 languages were recognized by the Indian government and classified under Eighth Schedule Languages in the Constitution of India. The list is synchronized in alphabetical order : Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Meitei (Manipuri), Nepali, Odia, Telugu, Urdu, Sanskrit. These languages fall under the category, one of the six language groups : Austroasiatic, Dravidian, Great Andamanese, Indo-Aryan, Sino-Tibetan, and Tai–Kadai. Besides, 38 languages from 1300 “mother tongues” that are excluded formerly are on the list for the inclusion in the Eighth Schedule Languages list. In reality, there are many difficulties for some of the languages listed in the Eighth Schedule list, which requires considerable attention and research. This can be motivated and achieved by the linguistic community, which could bring the valuable language tools into the next generation that contain a wealth of historical facts, knowledge of literature from ancient scholars and ideas about medicine, sports, culture, governance, etc. On the account of protect and treasure our ancient knowledge and facts, we need to encourage linguistic researchers to explore and attain international recognition for their valuable research. Post realization, several publishers are doing the same for specific languages from the last decade, but unfortunately, none of the language Journals in India have indexed in the world-leading Scopus and Web of Science Indexing. Taking this into consideration, the “Indian Journal of Multilingual Research and Development (E ISSN 2582-9025)” has therefore been casted and launched.
The “Indian Journal of Multilingual Research and Development” (E ISSN 2582-9025) is a cross-disciplinary, peer reviewed quarterly journal for researchers from various scholarly and geographical backgrounds. Currently, the journal invites articles in the domain of all twenty-three languages along with the English title, abstract and references. Moreover, research in literature, culture, religion, translation, ethnicity and nationalism, sign language, science, technology and software development related to these languages were also encouraged in English and the languages mentioned above. Moreover, apart from the above-mentioned languages articles from other Indian Languages and endangered languages are also welcome. But, general language, literature and linguistics articles written in English will not be considered for publication. The authors strictly adhere to the conditions to provide necessary details like title, author name, affiliation, abstract, and references in the English.