Sharing information about a podcast on translation for which I was in Mumbai last week. I got to talk about translation in the context of my work as a novelist (including how do you write in English about communities that don’t function in English as in GHOST IN THE TAMARIND?), as a translator from Tamil and as a scholar with my fabulous fellow guests poet and translator from Urdu and Marathi Mustansir Dalvi and philosopher of science and language Sundar Sarukkai. It was nice to be able to bring together questions of craft/ technique and theoretical issues with them and the superb host Rajat.
SynTalk is an amazing project helmed by the dynamic Rajat and Jyoti. They have over a hundred episodes focused on concepts. The approach is interdisciplinary and engaging. And they are based in Mumbai! I recommend the series highly–you can find them on Soundcloud and WordPress.
And you can find the “Fantasy of Translation” episode here.