The space provided us with the energy, time and latitude to work on this book. Continue reading
~ S. Anand
Sangam House is delighted to embark upon a new project centred around translating literatures from Indian languages.
Named Simurgh, after the mythical bird which comes into being from the combined energies of those who seek it, the opening edition of the project focuses on Kashmir, placing younger Kashmiri writers and translators in the presence of their literary past and asks them to consider that location.
The carefully selected first group of translators will meet in Kashmir in the summer of 2015. They will be asked to create their work within the larger context of historical periods, genres, themes, and concerns. They will be exposed to lectures and critiques from a wide variety of senior scholars, as well as be guided through their translation process such that there is a greater awareness not simply of the literary work but also of themselves as translators.
The project hopes to seed a new generation of translators who come together as a community, enriching not just their own work, but bringing the treasury of Indian writing to a wider audience. With this in mind, we intend the project to result in a publication that showcases these new translations.
Planned as an on-going series of workshops over the next few years, the Simurgh project is supported by the Aditi Foundation.
Aditi Foundation for the Arts supports arts organisations and academic institutions to promote and fund the practice and scholarship of Indian artistic and literary traditions. It has collaborated with The American Institute of Indian Studies, the India Foundation for the Arts, McMaster University and the World Music Institute. The foundation also supports the Dhvani Translation Fellowship at Sangam House.
Aditi: Foundation for the Arts | Arjun Divecha | Bronwen Bledsoe | Jake Short | Kalpana Raina | Lakshmi Chandra | Laurie Patton | Lavanya Sankaran | Marlene Brody | Neeraj Nevatia | Samir Gandhi | Sreelata Menon | Tarik & Nayana Currimbhoy | Toto Funds the Arts | URJA
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