The Poetry and Translations of A K Ramanujan

The Poetry and Translations of A K Ramanujan

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Author: Rama Nair
Publisher: Prestige Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 106
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175511192


A K Ramanujan has more than often been assessed as an Indian poet writing in English, but he remains, perhaps, the greatest translator that India has produced in the modern times. His translations of poetry in English have seldom, if at all, been compared with his original, creative writings. Such a study can redefine the notion of creativity involved in translating poetry, and writing poetry in the same language.

New creative contexts require new critical accents which should balance the modern with the indigenous. The present project is conceived as a part of this quest for a usable past in terms of aesthetic categories. The volume is intended to make a rich contribution to the re of Indian poetry and more than that to the most enriching and fast-growing discipline of translation studies