[INDOLOGY] Texts about translators and translation?

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Thu Jan 2 10:45:21 UTC 2020

There is discussion in regional language classical texts about translations
from Sanskrit into those languages.

On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Nataliya,
> I do not know of much discussion of translation in Sanskrit, unless we
> take a very large view of what 'translation' might mean, in which case the
> great origin tale of the bRhatkathA (as given in the early chapters of the
> kathAsaritsAgara and elsewhere) would be a wonderful example. No doubt
> others on the list will have additional suggestions.
> For translation within the South Asian literary field more broadly, it may
> be worthwhile for your student to look at Sheldon Pollock's Literary
> Cultures in History. Unfortunately, 'translation' was not carefully indexed
> - there is only one entry, though there are in fact many more references to
> translation passim. (My own contribution includes several pages on the
> subject, not at all reflected in the index.)
> If one is considering Sanskrit as a source language, then there is a
> substantial literature in Chinese, Tibetan and Farsi dealing with
> technical, historical, and anecdotal aspects of translation from Sanskrit -
> but that is all a very big story. The articles on Tibetan and Persian in in
> Literary Cultures offer a start.
> good luck!
> Matthew
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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> Nataliya Yanchevskaya via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 2, 2020 12:41 AM
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> *Subject:* [INDOLOGY] Texts about translators and translation?
> Dear Colleagues,
> Happy New Year!
> A student of mine wants to study Sanskrit texts about translation and
> translators. She also asked me if I knew any short poems or jokes – again,
> in Sanskrit – about translators. Could you please kindly suggest anything?
> Frankly, I know nothing about this topic – have never encountered such
> texts!
> Many thanks and best wishes,
> Nataliya
> -----------
> Nataliya Yanchevskaya
> Lecturer in Sanskrit
> PIIRS, Princeton University
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Director,  Inter-Gurukula-University Centre , Indic Academy
BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

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