Tag: Urdu Project

  • The BS column: Welcome to the tilism

    (Published in the Business Standard, June 16, 2009)Here is the single best reason ever proffered for attempting a translation of a long-lost, half-forgotten book: “What if all the storytellers are also still with us ‘in spirit’? And what if one day this battalion of ghosts feels nostalgic, and enters a bookshop to check the latest […]

  • The BS column: The Translator’s Tale

    How do you get the world to read in Indian? I’m quoting a young Italian editor who said this when she discovered the wealth of Indian literature outside the narrow confines of writing in English recently. It’s a great question. Ever since Indian writing in English took off in the West with R K Narayan, […]