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ABOUT THE TRANSLATIONS

Tony K. Stewart

in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165296
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195165292.003.0002
 ABOUT THE TRANSLATIONS

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This chapter talks about the translations of the eight tales in this volume. The author has taken a slightly different tack: the translations are not retellings, but faithful renderings of the handwritten and printed originals, with many of the qualities of Bangla retained, including some that might qualify as quirks and oddities in English. Consequently, the stories will inevitably be somewhat uneven, because some of the authors are better than others in telling a tale.

Keywords: cultural narratives; folk tales; translation; Bangla

Chapter.  2204 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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