The Case for an Independent Translation Body
Location: Hall – 1
Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 12:30
This session will discuss the need for an independent, efficient and sensitive translation subvention programme for transporting literature from the Indian languages within India and to the rest of the world. It will highlight the importance of translation in the increasingly conflict-ridden world, where, despite the best communication technologies, the fear of the ‘other’ is more palpable than ever before. It will make a case for the need to transport the ideas that lead to better cultural understanding amongst peoples, societies and nations. The goal of the session is to lead a discussion on these matters, followed by observations from publishers and authors in the audience, with the purpose of envisioning a solid translation funding programme that can help put Indian literature on the global publishing map.