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Insights Into Literary Translation & Language In Distinctive Use

Subtitle: India

Authored By: V.V.B. Rama Rao

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 978-81-7273-475-6

Year of Publication: 2009

Pages: 164

                                       Binding: Hard Cover

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 370.00

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Book Description

Book Contents


Foreword; Introduction; 1. Practising Literary Translation (Some Conside-rations, Reflections, Experiences And Samples For Scrutiny); 2. The Fine Art Of Literary Translation; 3. Translating The Classics; 4. Literary And Pragmatic Translation (P.Lal’s Mahabharata); 5. Teaching Literary Translation Practically; 6. Towards Some “Standard” Telugu: Role Of Newspapers; 7. Language Visionaries Of The 20th Century; 8. Language Of The Sacred Seer Sri Aurobindo; 9. Language Of Mysticism: Of Masters Spiritual (in Popular Indian Culture); 10. Language As A Device For Socialisation: Of Men, Manners And Insights; 11. Language And The Newspapers: The Andhra Experience; 12. Language In Homiletic Use; 13. Pristine Use Of Language: Sanskrit Stotras; 14. Lyrical Sanskrit: Sri Narayana Teertha; 15. Language In The Descriptions Of Hells Envisioned In Buddhism; 16. Language In The Descriptions Of The Hells Envisioned In The Divine Comedy And Srimadbhagavatham; Index.


About the Book


Translating Texts From One Language To Another Is A Necessary Activity. The Purposes Vary And So Do The Methods And Techniques. Literary Translation Has Evolved Independent Of Formal Training As An Academic Discipline. The Present Book Delves Deep Into Various Issues Connected With Rendering Literary Texts Of Different Genres. It Also Touches Upon The Pattern Of Use Of English In Contexts Such As Print Media, Religious Propaganda, Myths And Various Forms Of Socialisation.


Both Teachers Offering Courses On Translation Theory Or Translation Studies In The South Asian Contexts And Students Of Languages And Literature Disciplines Will Find This Collection Of Essays Very Useful. It Will Also Be Interesting To Linguists And Comparative Literature Enthusiasts.

About the Author


Dr. V.V.B. Rama Rao (b.1938) Has A First Class I In B. A. (English), M. A. Degree In English From BHU, A Diploma In Teaching English From The CIE Hyderabad, A Diploma In French And A Ph.D Degree From Andhra University. He Has Worked On UGC/USAID/British Council Summer Institutes In English. He Worked In Maharaja’s College, Vizianagaram. Now A Retired ELT Specialist, He Is A Creative Writer, Literary Translator And Biographer. He Is Still Associated With CIEFL, IGNOU.