We hope you like the logo, but more importantly, what we hope to do through æ.
- to develop and strengthen the infrastructure and facilities for alternative systems of disseminating and distributing books and related materials across India,
- to give access, voice, and visibility to marginalized sections of our society: women, dalits, tribals, the underclasses,
Our belief is that the need for this initiative is great, in particular in those parts of the country where there is severely limited access to libraries and bookstores. So Scholars works to provide the digital means of access to this rich material by operating an online website and bookstore for academic books and journals.
The idea behind SwB has always been, quite simply, to highlight the best of Indian academic writing, and make it possible to obtain this material online. We like to close the loop between the book and the reader, to make books available in places with poor access to bookstores but mobile and internet connectivity.
We'd greatly appreciate feedback and suggestions! Write in at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Access Equity pages on our new blog-