Aim & Scope
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-journal features peer reviewed articles and book reviews on interdisciplinary cross-currents in the humanities. The Journal derives its name from 'rup' (form) and 'katha' (words), which, when combined, mean 'myth' in Bengali. The journal gets its inspiration from the etymology and goes by the principle that anything which has a form, visual or mental, can come under focus. We have selected Interdisciplinary Studies because we think it "is the need of the hour". "The fundamental idea for interdisciplinarity derives, as our Chief Editor explains, "from an evolutionary necessity; namely the need to confront and interpret complex systems. To put it simply this means that [a] the entities that we investigate within the environment of contemporary science are perceived to be more like organic or inter-related complexes. The entity that is studied [say like one from logistics, or psychiatry, or dietary cuisine, for examples] can no longer be analyzed in terms of an object of 'biology' or 'chemistry', but as a contending hierarchy of components which could be studied under the rubric of multiple or variable branches of knowledge."
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