Translating India

By: Rita Kothari

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Post nineteen eighties, what made English translation from Indian languages a culturally desirable activity? This question leads Kothari to examine the changing cultural universe of urban, English-speaking middle class in India. She examines in detail readership patterns, attitudes to English, and the course of translation studies in general. The comfort with which English is used with an Indian language as in ""Yeh Dil Maange More"" or ""Hungry Kya"" reflects a sense of familiarity that has been made with English. From this broader context of bilingualism in the first part of the book, Kothari moves on to the state of Gujarat. Taking up the case of Gujarati, she demonstartes the micro issues involved in translations and politics of language. Kothari asks new questions in translation studies and makes the production, reception and marketability of English translation her chief concern. Translating India brings amultidisciplinary perspective to literature and translation, authenticity and representation. Contents Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Recalling: English Translations in Colonial India 3. The Two-Worlds Theory 4. Within Academia 5. Outside the Discipline Machine 6. Publishers' Perspective 7. The Case of Gujarati 8. Summing Up Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Bibliography Works Cited Index. Printed Pages: 142.

Title: Translating India

Author Name: Rita Kothari

Categories: Literature, Languages, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Foundation Books:

ISBN: 8175963050

ISBN 13: 9788175963054

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 027060

Keywords: Translating India