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CSAS | "Engaging Anti-Caste Praxis Across Languages," a Three-day Workshop for Writers, Translators, Publishers, and their Readers

Friday, November 20, 2020
9:00-11:00 AM
Off Campus Location
Arun Mukherjee's public keynote speech will be held Friday, November 13th at 9am (to coincide with Friday evening, Indian Standard Time.) In ‘Reading the Americanized Joothan: The Translator’s Cringe’ Mukherjee will compare the Samya press and the Columbia University Press editions of her translation of Omprakash Valmiki’s autobiography, Joothan. She will reflect on the changes which took place as the translation travelled from the Indian edition to the American edition, leading her to realize the importance of guarding the beauty of the text. The event co-organizers Shalmali Jadhav, Swarnim Khare and Christi Merrill are interested in asking what choices behind the scenes might lead to increasing openness when texts and cultural contexts displace us from our comfort zones as readers of anti-caste literatures.

This will be followed by three workshop sessions starting on November 13th and continuing on November 14th and 20th at 9am, in which authors, translators and publishers discuss pre-circulated published examples in English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil with registered participants in order to demystify and make visible crucial choices in publishing translated work. Speakers include Ajay Navaria, Alok Mukherjee, Aniruddhan Vasudevan, Anita Bharti, Aruni Kashyap, Arun Mukherjee, G.N. Devy, Laura Brueck, Mandira Sen, Maya Pandit, Meena Kandasamy, Perumal Murugan, Sharankumar Limbale, Susan Harris and Urmila Pawar. ’Advanced registration is required.

This conference is funded in part by a Title VI federal grant from the US Department of Education.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Language, South Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Language Resource Center, Asian Languages and Cultures
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00-11:00 AM  (Last)