NESAR aims to publish research in South Asian Studies on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:
- literature, literary criticism, and literary history;
- traditions of performance;
- the history of art and architecture;
- philosophy and intellectual history;
- the history of religious ideas and movements;
- social and political thought.
Articles are published in both HTML and PDF form on a rolling basis. NESAR also publishes issues on particular themes.