Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education (ISSN 0972-2211) is published three times a year by Divyadaan: Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Nashik, India. It focuses mainly on philosophy, with interest also in the streams of education and communication, which are the two specializations offered by the Institute. The Institute is run by the Society of St Francis de Sales, also known as the Salesians of Don Bosco, an international Catholic religious congregation whose primary mission is the education of young people, especially those who are disadvantaged. The congregation also interests itself in the welfare of middle- and working-class people, hence its interest in popular communication.

Earlier names

Originally entitled Divyadaan: A Philosophical Annual, in 1995 it was renamed Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy, and in 1996 Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education. Articles are indexed in The Philosopher's Index.


Besides articles, the journal offers 'Dissertation Abstracts' (of doctoral dissertations in philosophy, education and communication published in the South Asia region) and 'Reviews and Notices'.

In 2009 (vol. 20/2) the journal began serializing Richard De Smet's 'Guidelines in Indian Philosophy', which up to then had existed only in the form of cyclostyled notes for students at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.


Joaquim D'Souza edited the journal from 1984-85 to 1987-88 (vols. 1-3); Albano Fernandes from 1993 to 1998 (vols. 5-9); Ivo Coelho in 1988-89 (vol. 4), and then again since 1999 (vol. 10). Since 2014 (vol. 25) Banzelao Julio Teixeira has joined as co-editor.

Special issues

Divyadaan Journal Archive

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Divyadaan Journal - Vol 32 - 34 Year 2021 - 2023.pdf

Divyadaan Journal Vol 32 - 34 

Years 2021  - 2023 (Current)

Divyadaan Journal - Vol 22 - 31 Year 2011 - 2020.pdf

Divyadaan Journal Vol 22 - 31 

Years 2011  - 2020

Divyadaan Journal - Vol 12 - 21 Year 2001 - 2010.pdf

Divyadaan Journal Vol 12 - 21 

Years 2001  - 2010

Divyadaan Journal - Vol 1 - 11 Year 1984 - 2000.pdf

Divyadaan Journal Vol 1 - 11 

Years 1984  - 2000