Translations, publications, delegations spread the Indian word around the world
GN Bureau | November 20, 2019
Sahitya Akademi, the autonomous organization under the ministry of culture, has been silently promoting Indian literature abroad through a host of activities, including promotion of translations.
The Akademi has helped translate much-talked about Bangla novel ‘Herbert’ by Nabarun Bhattacharya in German (published by Draupadi Verlag). Similarly, Khushwant Singh’s partition masterpiece ‘Train to Pakistan’ has been translated into Swedish (published by Aranan Publishing House), and Tamil novelist Ambai’s ‘Kaattil Oru Maan’ into French (publisher: Zulma).
The Akademi has also published under its Cultural Exchange Programme ‘Bhartala Da Natya Shastra’ by Kapila Vatsyayan and ‘Indian Short Stories’ by EV Ramakrishnan in Russian, ‘Kabita’ in Slovenian, and ‘The Dual of the Heart’ in English. The Akademi has been publishing these translations out of fund allotted to it by the Government of India.
The Sahitya Akademi has been translating Indian literary masterpieces into foreign languages under ministry of culture’s project, Indian Literature Abroad (ILA), the minister of state of culture and tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel, told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply Tuesday.
Also read: The detailed story in the performance of the institution: Chipped nib, dried ink
The Akademi had sent several delegations to different countries under its Cultural Exchange Programme. They include delegations to the Hay Festival, Segovia, Spain (22-25 September 2016), London to participate in London Book Fair (14-16 March 2017), the Festival of India in Brazil (04-10 September 2017), a seminar on ‘Influence of Sanskrit & Pali on South East Asian Languages’ under the Festival of India in Thailand (23-27 September 2017), a Sanskrit round table as part of India’s 70th independence anniversary celebrations in Spain (17-21 October 2017) and the same in Israel (05-10 November 2017). Also: the Akademi participated in the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, Mauritius (18-20 August 2018), Sharjah International Book Fair (31 October-09 November 2018), and sent a delegation to participate in Festival of India in Nepal (19-21 March 2019).
As many as 86.64% citizens of the city of Greater Mumbai have antibodies, according to the fifth sero-prevalence survey. Among the people who are fully or partially vaccinated, the antibodies were found in 90.26%, while among the unvaccinated citizens, 79.86% had antibodies. The Municipal C
The cabinet has cleared the formation of ‘National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited’ (NARCL) which will acquire “stressed assets” of about Rs. 2 Lakh crore in phases within RBI regulations in order to address the problem of humongous amounts of bad loans in public sector banks.
When consumer rights and RTI activist Mohammad Afzal was shifting to a new residence in a different area, he required changes in various documents. He decided to take the help of the Citizens Charter along with other friends who also required similar work with authorities. The Citizens Chart
Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal has underlined the importance of cross-border connectivity among India and developing nations of South-East Asia. Addressing the ASEAN summit on Future of India-ASEAN Connectivity Partnerships virt
The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has organised a virtual advance level training programme on Public-Private Partnership. Additional Secretary DEA, K Rajaraman, Joint Secretary, DEA, Baldeo Purushartha
Modernisation of the Agriculture sector will continue by infusing new technologies so that farmers can increase their income, states Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The Ministry of Agriculture and farmer welfare has signed MOUs for pilot projects with Cisco, Ninjacar