A Bilingual Bangla-English Reading and Craft Talk with Esteemed Translator Arunava Sinha

Arunava Sinha has published over thirty book-length translations of classic, modern, and contemporary Bengali fiction, non-fiction, and poetry into English. Three of them have won national translation awards in India, and his work has been shortlisted for the UK Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Arunava will discuss translation challenges he's faced in bringing various texts into English: what choices were possible, and how and why he made the decisions he did. He will be joined in the readings by UChicago advanced Bangla students. Reception will follow. Co-sponsored by the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Creative Writing Program, and the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

For more information, or for those individuals who may need assistance, please contact Alicia Czaplewski at 773-702-8373 or aczaplew@uchicago.edu.

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Franke Institute (1100 E 57th St)