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Two-day translators’ festival at IITGN to begin on July 25

A two-day festival of translators will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) on July 25-26.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
July 23, 2013 3:03:55 am

A two-day festival of translators will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) on July 25-26. At least seven books translated into English from Marathi,Malayalam,Kannada and Tamil will be launched at the festival.

“The translated titles will be launched in the presence of translators who will read out excerpts from the book. We will also discuss translations across genres.

“The discussion will include classics,war women,politics of body and translating into art forms,among others. We hope to bring attention to the far-reaching yet often unseen art of translation,” says Srinivas Reddy,faculty at Humanities department at IITGN.

The event will bring together 20 eminent translators,who work on a broad range of Indian languages,and three publishing houses — Oxford University Press,Penguin Books and Orient Blackswan — under one roof.

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Some of the translated titles that will be launched during the festival include Crowfall: Tya Varshi,translated from Marathi by Shanta Gokhale; Tales of Athiranippadam,a translation of SK Pottekkat’s Oru Desathinte Katha by Sreedevi Nair and Radhika Menon; M T Vasudevan Nair’s Varanasi,translated by N Gopalakrishnan and Waves,Sundara Ramaswamy’s short stories,translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom and Gomathi Narayana.

R Sivapriya,managing editor of Penguin India,who will introduce the book Crowfall: Tya Varshi at the event,says,“This is the first time a literature festival,dedicated exclusively to translations,is going to take place in the country.

“We will be unveiling the copies of the book at the event as the translator, Shanta Gokhale,is going to be present. The books,however,will hit the bookstands only next month. We will have a few copies for sale at the event.”

The speakers at the event,who will hold forth on the art and craft of translation,include Lakshmi Holmström,Arunava Sinha,Mallika Sarabhai,Tridip Suhrud,Neerav Patel,Arshia Sattar,Namita Gokhale,Urvashi Butalia,Bill Wolak,Priya Adarkar,Shanta Gokhale,T Vijay Kumar,Vanamala Vishwanatha,Gita Chaudhuri and Rakhshanda Jalil.

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