Poetic Licence

Bibek Debroy

What is lost in Vikram Seth’s wonderful translation of Hanuman Chalisa is bhakti

Lost at Home

A landmark Hindi novel of the 1960s, now translated into English, tells of a woman caught between individual freedom and social obligation

Sense and Sensuality

A feminist translation of an ancient Tamil text about love and longing

Our Rights in Ol Chiki

Sripati Tudu’s translation of the Indian Constitution into Santhali

The Perfect Duet

An Indian novel wins the International Booker Prize for the first time. The act of translation must now be sustained and strengthened

The Anatomy of Outrage

Short stories etched in blood and honesty

Word for Word

In appreciation of translators ‘who make the space between languages as small as possible’

A Plea for Pension

Why KM Ganguli wanted more payment for his English Mahabharata

Haruki Murakami: Enchanter Emeritus

The familiar and the fantastical permeate a new collection of stories by Haruki Murakami

The Double Life of KM Ganguli

Was the first English translator of the Mahabharata really the scholar we think?


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