More or less �translation�: Landscapes of language and communication in India

Show simple item record Kothari, Rita Shah, Krupa 2019-06-19T11:12:54Z 2019-06-19T11:12:54Z 2019-01
dc.identifier.citation Kothari, Rita and Shah, Krupa, "More or less �translation�: Landscapes of language and communication in India", in A world atlas of translation, DOI: 10.1075/btl.145.06kot, Springer, pp. 95-106, Jan. 2019, ISBN: 9789811331787, 9789811331794. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9789811331787
dc.identifier.isbn 9789811331794
dc.description.abstract This essay aims to theorise the present moment of translation in India without losing sight of its historical and contemporary understandings. It traces in the pre-modern moment, a range of linguistic negotiations to destabilise a theory of an absence of translation and dwells on perceptions of linguistic difference to show what �translation� meant in pre-modern India. We demonstrate subsequently how colonial technologies produce the institution of language through translation, and also how translation rests upon the institutions of languages. We argue that �translation� as a term and as a concept of text-to-text/written transference of meaning is a nineteenth century phenomenon dating back to the colonial period. Furthermore, in the postcolonial moment that saw the use of translation in the service of regional and national identities, we also examine the complex relationship between English and the �modern Indian languages� that has given rise to new creolised idioms.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Rita Kothari and Krupa Shah
dc.format.extent pp. 95-106
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject colonial en_US
dc.subject pre-modern en_US
dc.subject linguistic difference en_US
dc.subject post-colonial en_US
dc.subject English en_US
dc.subject multilingualism en_US
dc.subject Hinglish en_US
dc.subject regional language en_US
dc.subject national language en_US
dc.subject translation en_US
dc.title More or less �translation�: Landscapes of language and communication in India en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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