The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics is committed to interdisciplinary studies in comparative literature, literary theory and criticism, aesthetics, philosophy and criticism of the arts, culture, religion, mythology, and history of ideas.

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS (ISSN: 0252-8169) is an international half-yearly journal published by Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute, India since 1978. The Institute was founded on 22 August 1977 coinciding with the birth centenary of the legendary philosopher, aesthetician, and historian of Indian art, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947). 

The Journal is committed to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural issues in literary understanding and interpretation, aesthetic theories, conceptual analysis of art, literature, philosophy, aesthetics, religion, mythology, history of ideas, literary theory, history, and criticism. The Journal has already published legends like Rene Wellek, Harold Osborne, John Hospers, John Fisher, Murray Krieger, Martin Bocco, Remo Ceserani, J.B. Vickery, Menachem Brinker, Milton Snoeyenbos, Mary Wiseman, Ronald Roblin, T.R. Martland, V.K. Chari, Roger T. Ames, Tom Leddy, Charles Altieri, Richard Shusterman, Robert Kraut, Ronald Roblin, T.J. Diffey, T.R. Quigley, Suresh Raval, R.B. Palmer, Keith Keating, Martin Jay, Jonathan Culler, P.S. Sastri, S.C. Sengupta, K.R.S. Iyengar, N.M. Rao and many renowned scholars.

JCLA is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Master List of Periodicals (USA), Ulrich’s Directory of Periodicals, EBSCO, ProQuest and Cengage (Gale). Celebrated scholars of the time like Rene Wellek, Harold Osborne, Mircea Eliade, Monroe Beardsley, John Hospers, John Fisher, Meyer Abrams, John Boulton and many renowned foreign and Indian scholars were Members of its Editorial Board.