Saturday, July 04, 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. 

http://scroll.in/article/738553/do-indian-english-writers-have-any-relevance-in-the-global-scene-other-than-their-indianness


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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