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A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India

A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India
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A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India
  • ISBN: 9780199478774
  • Total Pages: 376 Pages
  • Available Book Formats:Hardcover
  • Year: 2017
  • Publication Date: 2017-12-04
  • Brand: Oxford University Press
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How does India live through the oddity of being both a nation and multilingual Is multilingualism in India to be understood as a neatly laid set of discrete languages or a criss-crossing of languages that runs through every source language and text The questions take us to reviewing what is meant by language, multilingualism and translation. Challenging these institutions, A Multilingual Nation illustrates how the received notions of translation discipline do not apply to India. It provocatively argues that translation is not a solution to the allegedly chaotic situation of many languages, rather it is its inherent and inalienable part. An unusual and unorthodox collection of essays by leading thinkers and writers, new and young researchers, it establishes the all-pervasive nature of tran..

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Sold By Oxford University Press
Author Rita Kothari
ISBN-10 199478775
ISBN-13 9780199478774
Format Hardcover
Pages 376 Pages
Publication Date 2017-12-04
Publication Year 2017

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How does India live through the oddity of being both a nation and multilingual Is multilingualism in India to be understood as a neatly laid set of discrete languages or a criss-crossing of languages that runs through every source language and text The questions take us to reviewing what is meant by language, multilingualism and translation. Challenging these institutions,

A Multilingual Nation illustrates how the received notions of translation discipline do not apply to India. It provocatively argues that translation is not a solution to the allegedly chaotic situation of many languages, rather it is its inherent and inalienable part.


An unusual and unorthodox collection of essays by leading thinkers and writers, new and young researchers, it establishes the all-pervasive nature of translation in every sphere in India and reverses the assumptions of the steady nature of language, its definition and the peculiar fragility that is revealed in the process of translation.

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