Celebrating a decade of Asiatic

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    This year Asiatic has crossed a significant milestone; it has entered into its tenth year of existence. The Journal has grown rapidly over this period. When the journey began in 2007, it was a tentative and uncertain one. We had no clue then how long the Journal would survive or how well it would do in the competitive world of academic publication. Journals come and go but only a few make their mark. Since the arrival of online publication, this has become even more true. With relatively little cost involved in online publication, more and more new journals are appearing on the scene every day. Then, of course, there are the predatory journals which have turned the demand for scholarly publication into a form of business. Therefore, nowadays almost anything can be published as long as one is prepared to fork out a certain fee. This is how capitalism has infiltrated the academia and adulterated the world of knowledge, which should ideally and effectively remain – if we aspire to the best for our common future and not some shoddy, selfish, short-term gain – honest, honourable, edifying and wholesome.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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    • Editorial
    • Asiatic journal
    • ten-year anniversary
    • South Asian Women's writing
    • identity


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