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A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamic in India

Edited by Rita Kothari, ISBN 13: 9780199478774, Year : 2017, Rs. 0 Rs. 0 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


How does India live through the oddity of being both a nation and multilingual? Is multilingualism in India to be understood as a neatly laid set of discrete languages or a criss-crossing of languages that runs through every source language and text? The questions take us to reviewing what is meant by language, multilingualism, and translation. Challenging these institutions, A Multilingual Nation illustrates how the received notions of translation discipline do not apply to India. It provocatively argues that translation is not a