Wednesday, April 20, 5pm
Jhutha Sach (1958-1960) is widely considered to be one of the masterpieces of Hindi literature, the most enduring of all works penned by militant Indian novelist, Yashpal (1903-1976). The pubication of the novel's much-anticipated English translation, This Is Not That Dawn, at last makes this important work available to a larger audience.
Please join the novel's translator, Anand, and scholars of South Asian and comparative literature as they discuss the politics of translation, Hindi in the world literary marketplace and the legacies of India's Partition in 1947.
Location: 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
You can see what Lapata thinks of Yashpal at her review on Bookslut.
I would love to see how Lapata reacts my English with Telugu accent. But unfortunately I will be in New York in early June (to attemd a math. conference, hopefully the last).