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How does India live through the oddity of being both a nation and multilingual? Is multilingualism in India to be understood as a neatly laid set of discrete languages or a criss-crossing of languages that runs through every source language and text? The questions take us to reviewing what is meant by language, multilingualism, and translation. Challenging these institutions, A Multilingual Nation illustrates how the received notions of translation discipline do not apply to India. It provocatively argues that translation is not a ‘solution’ to the allegedly chaotic situation of many languages, rather it is its inherent and inalienable part. PRINTED PAGES: 376.
Title: A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India
Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2017
ISBN 13: 9780199478774
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Seller ID: 900652
Keywords: A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India Rita Kothari (Ed.)