[INDOLOGY] Texts about translators and translation?
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 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
> Many thanks and best wishes,
> Nataliya Yanchevskaya
> Lecturer in Sanskrit
> PIIRS, Princeton University
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