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A Faded Souvenir Of The Forgotten Past

A Faded Souvenir Of The Forgotten Past

Rajkamal Chaudhary (1929–1967) wrote outside the dicta of dominant Hindi ethics. His stories can be read like montages, flashes and sudden glimpses of the past.

05 June 2022
Discursive Ruminations: Three Poems By Asad Zaidi

Discursive Ruminations: Three Poems By Asad Zaidi

Asad Zaidi’s poetic voice has remained at an angular relationship to the Hindi (Hindu, Hindustan) literary world. Having written some of the landmark and...

04 June 2022

It's Time For Hindi To Get Its Due In The World Of Literary Translations

The important role Hindi always played has finally begun to get its recognition after nearly 150 years. The world’s mirror has moved towards Hindi earlier as...

Translation In World Literature: Will International Booker Prize Open A Global Window To Hindi Books?

Translation In World Literature: Will International Booker Prize Open A Global Window To Hindi Books?

‘The translator is the traitor’, they say in Italian. Such was the distrust and paranoia in Europe for translations that scholars were executed for...

10 June 2022

Reflections: Translations Illumine The Rich Literary World Of Indian Languages

With a view to bringing voices from faraway places, especially of the marginalised and the forgotten, we have had poetry, stories and reports translated from...

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10 June 2022
‘How I Translated Ret Samadhi To French’: Annie Montaut

‘How I Translated Ret Samadhi To French’: Annie Montaut

Let us hope that with the stamp of the Booker Prize on Geetanjali Shree’s novel, it will be more present in the storefront of book-sellers. And after it,...


10 June 2022
Booker Prize For Geetanjali Shree May Be A Great Moment For Hindi Literature, But Not Enough For Indian Translations

Booker Prize For Geetanjali Shree May Be A Great Moment For Hindi Literature, But Not Enough For Indian Translations

The International Booker Prize for Geetanjali Shree's Ret Samadhi put the spotlight on literature and translations, but for publishers, they often fail to even...


10 June 2022
Our Stories, Their Words: How More Writers From The West Are Now Translating Indian Literature

Our Stories, Their Words: How More Writers From The West Are Now Translating Indian Literature

Earlier, we Indians had to translate into English to reach the West. But now it’s people from the West who are attracted to Hindi literature and are...


27 May 2022
Five Contemporary Hindi Writers From India That You Must Read

Five Contemporary Hindi Writers From India That You Must Read

With Geetanjali Shree becoming the means for Indian languages to achieve heights, here’s a look at some contemporary Hindi writers. 


04 May 2022
Does NEP Propagate Hindi Imposition? Debate Over State's Language Policy Continues

Does NEP Propagate Hindi Imposition? Debate Over State's Language Policy Continues

While many states have criticised the New Education Policy as a Hindi imposition, experts feel the importance it gives to mother tongues as a medium of...


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26 May 2022
Beyond The Borders: When A Hindi Novel Gets Shortlisted For Booker

Beyond The Borders: When A Hindi Novel Gets Shortlisted For Booker

A language that struggles to get recognition in its native land is now one step away from a major international award. Will it pave the way for more Hindi...


25 March 2022
And Unquiet Flows The Yamuna

And Unquiet Flows The Yamuna

Caught between a rapidly changing socio-political environment and cultural atrophy, literature in Uttar Pradesh is in limbo


25 March 2022
How Hindi Literature Failed The Saffron Challenge

How Hindi Literature Failed The Saffron Challenge

The silence of major writers suggests that the rightward shift of the Hindi heartland was inevitable.


27 May 2022
Interpreter Of Hindustani Maladies

Interpreter Of Hindustani Maladies

Reflections on lasting themes like Partition, changing trends like alienation, and the lack of gender and caste perspectives in Hindi literature


27 May 2022
Paradox And Dilemma Of UP's Hindi Literati

Paradox And Dilemma Of UP's Hindi Literati

Literature coming out of the state once celebrated communal harmony, but current political developments have exacerbated the paradox and dilemma of Hindi...


17 March 2022
Who Is Delhi's 'SRC Aunty': Woman Selling Hindi Literature Books For 25 Years

Who Is Delhi's 'SRC Aunty': Woman Selling Hindi Literature Books For 25 Years

Sanjana Tiwari's shop is outside Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts and is a place of many activities – where people talk about literature, performing art,...


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22 January 2022
Ashok Pande: A Rising Star In The Hindi Literary World

Ashok Pande: A Rising Star In The Hindi Literary World

His writings on Facebook and his translations of Van Gogh and Kafka’s biographies have earned him legions of admirers. But with the publication of his three...


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