Sunday, July 05, 2015

I Heart All Three!

Indian writers in English, regional Indian writers and translators of regional writings - I heart all three!

Came across this article/interview through a friend on Facebook.

Although not in agreement with K.R Meera’s opinion of (or her support of Marathi writer Nemade’s opinion of) Indian writers writing in English, I am in full agreement on the need to preserve regional literature and the significant role of translation in making it accessible to all. If it weren’t for translations, I would have missed out on some of the fabulous writings by Malayalam authors like Mohammed Basheer, O.V Vijayan, Lalithambika Andarjanam to name a few… 

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