Chennai Mathematical Institute

Seminars, Workshops and Conferences


		 TRANSLATING THROUGH LITERATURE

This Friday's (April 11, 2 p.m. Seminar Hall, CMI) Seminar will
deal with many aspects of Translation.  Translating the writer's
world for the benefit of his/ her reader, as well as the
conventional translating between languages.  How do you convey
your unique ethnic sensibilities to an alien reader? How do you
deal with something that is unique to your culture?

We have two veterans to tell us of their experiences.
Ashokamitran is a living legend of Tamil literature. He is an
interesting speaker with a delightful sense of humour.  Vasanthi
Sankaranarayanan is a respected translator of Malayalam
literature, having translated some of the greatest writers in
that language into English.

Besides them, we are also fortunate to have Chennai's well-known
playwright and film-maker Chetan Shah to interact with us during
the open discussion afterwards.  Please come, and bring your
friends.




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