#DesiBooks10QA: Himadri Agarwal on listening as a way to master translation of dialogue and humor
Himadri Agarwal discusses her debut translation of the novel, Banaras Talkies by Satya Vyas, and her own favorite desi books on #DesiBooks10QA.
#DesiCraftChat: N. Kalyan Raman on translating Vaasanthi’s Breaking Free and all that a translator brings to a text
Hello and welcome to Episode 83 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s #DesiCraftChat, we have Kalyan Raman discussing his latest Tamil-to-English translation of Vaasanthi’s novel, Breaking Free. We also discuss how he chooses the works to translate,…
#DesiBooksReview 3: Rama is a danger to foe and friend alike in the new Robert and Sally Goldman translation and the Vaishnavi Patel retelling
Rashi Rohatgi reviews Vaishnavi Patel’s Kaikeyi and The Ramayana of Valmiki, translated by Robert P Goldman and Sally J Sutherland Goldman.
#DesiBooksReview 3: Nariman Karkaria and the Gujarati travelogue tradition
Veena Narayan reviews The First World War Adventures of Nariman Karkaria by Nariman Karkaria (tr. by Murali Ranganathan).
#DesiBooksReview 3: Krishna Sobti shows us the horrors of a country at the brink of change
Suhasini Patni reviews A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti, translated from the Hindi into English by Daisy Rockwell.
#DesiBooksReview 3: N Kalyan Raman on Translation
#DesiBooksReview Issue 3 Feature Essay by N Kalyan Raman on Translation (excerpted from Breaking Free)
#DesiBooksReview 3: Vaasanthi on Literary Lineage
#DesiBooksReview Issue 3 Feature Essay by Vaasanthi on Literary Lineage (excerpted from Breaking Free)
#DesiLitBiz Community Question: On literary translation collaborations
This is a series within the #DesiLitBiz channel to answer questions from the Desi Books community about writing, translating, publishing, the book biz, the literary life, etc. Where feasible, other desi writers, translators, or publishing professionals will be invited to share their expertise/advice as well. Go to https://bit.ly/desilitbizquestion to send in your question. This week,…
#DesiReads: Buddhisagar reads from his novel, Karnali Blues, and Michael Hutt reads from the English translation
Hello and welcome to Episode 72 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. Today, in the #DesiReads segment, we have Buddhisagar and Michael Hutt reading from Karnali Blues. They’ll be reading an excerpt in the original Nepali and then the…
#DesiBooksReview 2: Fateema’s House of Her Own
Varisha Tariq reviews Ila Arab Mehta’s Fence, a novel, translated from Gujarati to English by Rita Kothari.