Intellection started its journey close to one decade ago as aspirational attempt of a group of scholars who were from what is called India’s hinterland to push the boundaries in publishing their research from the periphery. It is a bi-annual, peer reviewed journal which strives towards publishing research works of scholars in a diverse range of areas. Members of Barak Education Society started this journal not only encourage research, but to provide a collaborative space where young and senior researchers could share their works and sustain an intellectual exchange on various issues. Intellection has since grown gradually over the years and published many original articles from an interdisciplinary perspective. We would like to continue this focus in coming days also. While acknowledging the increasing emphasis in the academic world on super specialisation, we would like to accommodate more than one subject specific concentration in our scholarly endeavours.
We are all familiar with the concept of a digital divide that engulfs the world today and this has become more visible in the post-COVID19 crisis scenario when irrespective of access to stable connectivity in different locations, all of us are thrown into the online reality of life. This has also highlighted another rift – the knowledge divide. Lack of access to knowledge resources, mostly in digital platforms, for the disadvantaged and geographically remote communities has led to more inequalities. To bridge this twin gap, we must create opportunities that will enable the students and scholars from remote areas to hone their academic skills. The genesis of Intellection is rooted in an insatiable desire to offer such an opportunity to all.
I was pleasantly surprised when Barak Education Society approached me about the Chief Editor role this year. I served as the President of this organisation many years ago and hence I thought I would try my best to strengthen the publication in a humble way. I am now joined by a galaxy of reputed scholars from India and abroad who have accepted to join its Editorial Board to establish Intellection as a strong, collaboration between the global community of researchers and the potential contributors. The journal will continue to serve the academia at large and respond proactively to what our researchers need and expect. Through a participatory approach and intellectual partnerships, we hope to make this journal home for and led by the global community of active researchers.
My warm welcome to the new members of the Editorial Board of the journal. Together we would work towards the journal more impactful and acceptable to the global academic community.
(Prof K M Baharul Islam)