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Author: Sujit Mukherjee
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 086311377X
The wide ranging essays presented in this book deal with the practical than with the theoretical aspects of translation.
This book emphasizes on the element of discovery inherent in the making as well as in the reading of translations. The author states that translation is necessary to any developed literary culture, and argues that translation into English has made it possible foray Indian literary text to be red and discussed more widely than it could be in any other Indian language.
The book is divided into two sections. The first covers the more general aspects, dealing with the role of the translator and the method s/he could adopt. The second almost amounts to as practical criticism course on translation, giving the reader tools to evaluate a translation. The updated bibliographical supplement at the end, which lists a selection of translated works for the period 1930-1992 will be useful to both the student and the teacher of Indo-English literature.
CONTENTS: An Essay in Definition * The Making of Indo-English Literature * A Link Literature for India * On the Study of Indo-English Fiction * On Reviewing Indo-English Works * Translating as New Writing * Translation as Testimony * Translation as Perjury * Translation as Patriotism * Translation as Discovery + A bibliographical supplement + Index