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Big issues around a small-scale phenomenon: vernacular pulp fiction in English translation for Indian readers

Gupta, Suman (2013). Big issues around a small-scale phenomenon: vernacular pulp fiction in English translation for Indian readers. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 48(1) pp. 159–175.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989412470337
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Abstract

This paper explores the implications of the recent appearance of some Indian vernacular pulp fiction texts in English translation for Indian readers. As background, the first of three main sections here outlines the current scope of Indian Translation Studies, and also briefly examines recent thinking about the position of English in India. The second section examines the habitual Indian English-readers’ perspective of such pulp fiction in translation, and the third that of Hindi commentators insofar as relevant here. These two sections do not offer a linear argument, or undertake a close reading of specific texts. Rather, they draw a picture of vernacular and English popular print culture in India, wherein various slippages and cross-connections are apparent.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1741-6442
Keywords: English; Hindi; India; pulp fiction; translation; vernacular
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
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Item ID: 36294
Depositing User: Suman Gupta
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 10:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36294
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