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The Burden of Refuge: The Sindhi Hindus Of Gujarat

By: Rita Kothari

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hyderabad, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016977

ISBN: 812503157X

Condition: New


Printed pages: 225. View more info

Translating India

By: Rita Kothari

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Foundation Books:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027060

ISBN: 8175963050

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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 th... View more info

The Burden of Refuge: Partition Experiences of the Sindhis of Gujarat

By: Rita Kothari

Price: $13.58

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028506

ISBN: 8125036733

Condition: New


Unlike most partition narratives, the narratives of the Sindhis is not marked by violence and bloodshed. The Hindus of Sindh came to India by ship, camel and train, and were unharmed most of the time. The Burden of Refuge is about Partition, and the resettlement and fragmentation of the Sindhi Hindus of India. Rita Kothari traces the trajectory of the Sindhi Hindus from Sindh to India, specifically to Gujarat. The Burden of Refuge tells the story of the Sindhi Hindus of Gajarat beginning with colonial Sindh and tracing the socio-political dynamics of the pre-Partition days. Through personal... View more info

Memories and Movements: Borders and Communities in Banni, Kutch, Gujarat

By: Rita Kothari (Author) & Urvashi Butalia (Frwd)

Price: $17.66

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2013

Seller ID: 101937

ISBN: 8125050493

Condition: New


Memories and Movements is an ethnographic account of present-day Banni society, where the rhetoric of ‘change and development’ have made inroads quietly but surely. Poised on the brink of socio-economic transformation, it hosts huge tourist populations for a few months every year. The result is an immense demand for its distinct products and services such as its handicrafts and music. The labour of its women feeds the embroidery industry in Banni. Kothari raises poignant questions, among others, about the position of Banni’s women: Do the handicraft industries give women more freedom and... View more info

A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India

By: Rita Kothari (Ed.)

Price: $33.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2017

Seller ID: 900652

ISBN: 0199478775


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 lang... View more info

Speech and Silence: Literary Journeys By Gujarati Women

By: Rita Kothari (trs.)

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024734

ISBN: 8186706984

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 268. View more info