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Unending Journeys Afterlives of Translation


Oct 15 2022 to Oct 15 2022 6 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Unending Journeys is a session based on Rita Kothari’s moral and intellectual questions regarding knowledge and its relationship with experience. Kothari has taught with multiple contexts of knowledge production both as a teacher and scholar, but also a particularly multilingual translator. She asks what might be the ‘missing’ element, which meanings slip through the fingers, when life continues to escape writing, when language finds it difficult to hold experiences. Kothari brings to questions of power and literature the prism of translation and argues that there are uneasy translations between lives lived and codified knowledge. Rita Kothari’s book Uneasy Translations is about translation of language, self and experience and raises many new questions in the form of a translator’s memoir, and a scholar’s dilemmas. Kothari will be in conversation with Shabnam Virmani and Deepa Ganesh. There will be a Q&A session following the conversation.

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