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Bilingualism Inspires Us To Look Beyond The Limits Of Our Own Cosy Worlds

Bilingualism Inspires Us To Look Beyond The Limits Of Our Own Cosy Worlds

It doesn’t help if that one language is English. Everyone speaks it, or understands the necessity of the ‘lingua franca’. So it is no one’s language of fraternity.

11 June 2022
Printing From The Margin Of Margins: Can Goa Retrieve Its Rich History In Publishing?

Printing From The Margin Of Margins: Can Goa Retrieve Its Rich History In Publishing?

Why books minus touristy cliches, voices from outside the metros, and inexpensive printing options in small states like Goa are the needs of the hour

17 June 2022

How American Little Magazines Took Contemporary Indian Poetry To US In '60s And '70s

In contrast to pre-Independence writers looking to get their work published in the UK, postcolonial writers started preferring the US.

Politics Of Translating Myths And The Indian Tradition

Politics Of Translating Myths And The Indian Tradition

G. N. Devy, eminent literary critic, author and linguist, speaks to Outlook on the tradition of translating and adapting mythologies and religious texts in...

06 June 2022

Lost And Gained In Translation

Translation is no mean business. While it might have its flip side and share of unsatisfactory attempts, a less than perfect translation is better than no...

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10 June 2022
Anuvad, Tarjuma, Bhashantar, Rupantar, Teeka, Vivartnam: The Story Of Indian Translations

Anuvad, Tarjuma, Bhashantar, Rupantar, Teeka, Vivartnam: The Story Of Indian Translations

To deliberately misquote Dilip Chitre’s poem Lost Images, a lifetime is not enough to realise what it means to be a translator


10 June 2022
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
A Booker Moment For Marathi Literature Is A Pipedream

A Booker Moment For Marathi Literature Is A Pipedream

The rich world of Marathi literature has been greatly let down by translators who lack creativity and publishers who lack conviction


10 June 2022
Awaiting Discovery: World’s 7th-Most-Spoken Language, Yet Bengali Literature Has Very Little Translations

Awaiting Discovery: World’s 7th-Most-Spoken Language, Yet Bengali Literature Has Very Little Translations

For years, Bengali has had dominance among other Indian languages when it came to literature translated into other languages. For the late 19th and early 20th...


13 May 2022
Tamil Nadu Minister Takes Dig At Hindi, Says Most Hindi Speaker Migrants Work In Pani Puri Shops

Tamil Nadu Minister Takes Dig At Hindi, Says Most Hindi Speaker Migrants Work In Pani Puri Shops

When asked if he was profiling Hindi-speakers, the minister said it's 'not like that'. He said, 'Most of them are working in pani puri shops'.


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11 May 2022
Will Ladakh's Regional Unity Withstand The Storm Over Bhoti Language?

Will Ladakh's Regional Unity Withstand The Storm Over Bhoti Language?

After two years of relative peace and amity, the Bhoti language issue may end up creating fissures between Leh and Kargil regions in Ladakh.


09 May 2022
How Grouping Of Languages Inflated Number Of Hindi Speakers

How Grouping Of Languages Inflated Number Of Hindi Speakers

Of the 53 crore purported Hindi-speakers in India, according to the 2011 census, 12 crore actually spoke languages that are awaiting their own recognition.


05 May 2022
The Endangered And Extinct Languages Of India

The Endangered And Extinct Languages Of India

After the 1971 Census, the Indian government had stated that any indigenous language, that is spoken by less than 10,000 people, would no longer be considered...


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...


02 May 2022
No Standard For Exams, Lack Of Books: Braille Script Faces Many Challenges In India

No Standard For Exams, Lack Of Books: Braille Script Faces Many Challenges In India

There is no standard system for the visually impaired to take exams in Braille in India. Availability of books in Braille is also a problem.


28 April 2022
Ajay Devgn-Kiccha Sudeep Controversy: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Takes A Dig At Bollywood Celebs Speaking In English

Ajay Devgn-Kiccha Sudeep Controversy: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Takes A Dig At Bollywood Celebs Speaking In English

Amidst the ongoing controversy on whether Hindi is the national language of India or not, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has taken a jibe at B-Town celebs’...


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20 June 2022
Marathi Pride Is Passe, Shiv Sena's Apathy Hurts The Language

Marathi Pride Is Passe, Shiv Sena's Apathy Hurts The Language

Despite several agitations by political parties—some violent—the Marathi language is on a downslide. It will take more than government efforts to promote...


29 May 2022
As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing


29 May 2022
The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

Even the otherwise Hindi-friendly Malayali rises to resi­st the imposition of Hindi on them


29 May 2022
Hindi: The Urge To Build A National Consciousness Around A Language

Hindi: The Urge To Build A National Consciousness Around A Language

The move to make Hindi the national language is a political project, the language becoming a tool for constructing national unity


29 May 2022
Let A Language Contend

Let A Language Contend

Throughout the Republic’s history, several states have seen protests aga­inst the imposition of Hindi. Can there be a national language of a multilingual...


29 May 2022
A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

Caught between twin pincers of the market and a communalised polity, Urdu is in death throes


29 May 2022
Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Efforts to promote Hindi overseas have been ongoing for decades. And both the UPA and NDA governments have strived to have the language adopted officially by...


29 May 2022
Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Not only did the Centre’s push for a five-language formula for J&K in 2020 end Urdu’s status as its sole official language, it is also seen as an...


29 May 2022
Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union


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