Monday, Jun 05, 2023

Tomb Of Sand

Novelist Geetanjali Shree (left) and Dr Ramesh Prasad Panigrahi (right)

Novelist Geetanjali Shree, Dr Ramesh Prasad Panigrahi To Be Conferred With Kalinga Literary Awards

The Odisha-based literature festival will see some stalwarts in the field honoured for their body of work and passion for good literature.

21 February 2023

The politics of translation

On Geetanjali Shree's Booker Prize And The Politics Of Translation

We have come a long way from the colonial translations of the colonised other(s) and their literature(s), but a lot remains to be explored and understood when translation is viewed as fundamentally a political process.

07 June 2022

A person reading inside a library.

A 'Tomb Of Sand' Moment: How Translation's Big Break Is Coming To India

The history of translating into English goes as far back as the history of Indian English publishing, but one must take note of the recent developments in the industry.

01 June 2022

Rhyme and reason: Gulzar, poet, lyricist and filmmaker.

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 translating our works, says Gulzar

29 October 2022

A sculpture of Lord Hanumana carrying Lord Rama and Lakshmana on his shoulders

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 India.

06 June 2022

Geetanjali Shree (right), the winner of the 2022 International Booker Prize with translator Daisy Ro

 Geetanjali Shree's 'Tomb of Sand' Becomes First Indian Language Book To Win International Booker Prize

Reflecting upon becoming the first work of fiction in Hindi to make the Booker cut, the 64-year-old author said it feels good to be the means of that happening.  

27 May 2022

Are translations finally getting their due in India?

Translations On A New High In India After Geetanjali Shree's Booker Win

Trade publishers are now spending more on the marketing of translations. A 2022 report by the British Council on India literature and publishing sector found that Indian publishers have recognised the potential of...

07 June 2022