Chats Ep. 7: On Tamil translation & Perumal Murugan's "Poonachi"
On Tamil fiction with N. Kalyan Raman, the acclaimed Tamil translator of Perumal Murugan's novel "The Goat Thief".
N KALYAN RAMAN
A discussion on Tamil translation between acclaimed writer N Kalyan Raman and Advisory Editor Aishwarya Kumar, as well as a reading of a portion of Perumal Murugan’s story "Poonachi" with Pooja Kumar, live on Instagram.
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N KALYAN RAMAN has been translating Tamil fiction and poetry into English for the last two decades, for which he received the Pudumaipithan Award in 2017. Some of the fiction writers he has made accessible to an Anglophone audience include the late Ashokamitran, Devibharathi, Vaasanthi, Perumal Murugan, and Poomani. He has translated numerous Tamil poets, including forty poems by forty Tamil women poets for an anthology curated by Kutti Revathi. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in 2022 for his translation of Perumal Murugan's Poonachi.