Manas. Studies into Asia and Africa.

Electronic Journal of the Centre for Eastern Languages and Cultures
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”


The journal is the first multilingual Bulgarian scientific publication for Asian and African Studies, published by the Center of Eastern Languages and Cultures (CELC) of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".

The name Manas is a polysemantic and emblematic of the Indian spiritual culture philosophical concept. Translated from Sanskrit, it means"mind; spirit, soul, heart; thought; intellect; concept; desire, intention; will" etc. We believe that in its multiple layers of conceptual meaning, the term epitomizes the quintessence not only of Indian but of Eastern wisdom. At the same time, it encompasses the idea of natural human curiosity and urges for creativity that constitute the very core of every research.

Its electronic online format allows for greater accessibility, interactivity and rich audio and visual illustrative materials of the publications.