DALIT / INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN: 25 Indigenous Australian writers. 25 Dalit and tribal Indian writers. 1 indigenous Nepali writer. 51 translations by 40 translators. 24 languages. 2 editors.

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    Abstract

    This special issue of Cordite Poetry Review has its roots in a project Mridula Nath Chakraborty has been working on for the last three years: Literary Commons: Writing Australia–India in the Asian century with Dalit, Indigenous and Multilingual Tongues. It publishes twenty-five Indigenous Australian and twenty-six Dalit and tribal Indian authors and their poems in the original language and in translation. Each Indigenous Australian poem is translated into an Indian language, offering a glimpse of the twenty-two official languages of India and some not-so-official ones. Each official Indian language is represented in a poem by Dalit and tribal poets. All the poems published here feature across two pages: the translation appears first, followed by the original on a second page. Forty translators were engaged to work on this special issue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherCordite Poetry Review
    Volume55
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

    Keywords

    • Indigeneity
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    • Dalit theory & practice
    • South Asian Literature
    • Indian subcontinent
    • Translation studies

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