Breaking Form to Build Narrative: An experiment with translation

Breaking Form to Build Narrative: An experiment with translation Charu Nivedita and Nandini Krishnan in conversation (Bilingual)

Updated - February 14, 2024 10:40 am IST

Published - January 12, 2024 10:25 am IST

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Time & DateJan 26 , 2024 , 05:05 pm - 05:55 pm

Explore the world of translation as noted authors Charu Nivedita and Nandini Krishnan talk about constructing compelling narratives while translating.

Charu Nivedita has written nearly a hundred works in Tamil, from poems, short stories, essays and novels. He is best known for the novel Zero Degree, which was longlisted for the 2013 edition of the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature and has found a place in several academic syllabi in India and overseas. His books Marginal Man, To Byzantium: A Turkey Travelogue, Unfaithfully Yours, Morgue Keeper, Antonin Artaud: The Body of a Rebel and Towards a Third Cinema have been translated into English and published by independent presses.

Nandini Krishnan, an accomplished author and award-winning translator, has written books like Hitched and Invisible Men, that showcase her literary prowess. Her translations, including Perumal Murugan’s and Charu Nivedita’s works, have received acclaim, and her novel-in-manuscript won the Writers of the World Festival prize in 2014. Her translation of Sajjad Haider Yaldram’s Save Me from My Friends was shortlisted for the Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-English Translation 2022. 

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