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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
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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 ByOxford University Press
AuthorRita Kothari
ISBN-10199478775
ISBN-139780199478774
FormatHardcover
Pages376 Pages
Publication Date2017-12-04
Publication Year2017
CategoryOther (Books)

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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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