Writing India Right: Indian Writing and the Global Market

  • Vrinda Nabar


There used to be a story doing the rounds in the 1970s about an Indian poet unsuccessfully attempting to have his poems published in Western literary journals. Frustrated by the repeated rejections and convinced that he was at least as good as many of the poets routinely published by the same journals, he had apparently devised a strategy of adding ‘translated from the original [an Indian language] by the poet’ to the end of his next submission. The strategy worked: his submission was accepted.


Indian Language Indian Literature Indian Cinema Global Literary Indian Village 
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