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BCLT Research Seminar - Englishing India: Turn-of-the-Century Translation Practices - Wednesday 9th December 2020, 4pm

BCLT Research Seminar - Englishing India: Turn-of-the-Century Translation Practices - Sayantan Dasgupta (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Wednesday 9th December 2020, 4pm-5.30pm, Online

This paper will offer a critical survey of approaches to the translation of Indian bhasa literature into English in India, and focus on the post-1980 (post-“boom”) scenario, coming up to the first decade of the twenty-first century. Sayantan will try to understand the politics of translation in that context, focusing on the changing role of publishers, the enhanced visibility of Indian Literature in English Translation (ILET) and translators’ understandings of the target readership of ILET.  He will also address English translations of Bangla Dalit literature in as much as this relates to the primary questions of his talk.

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