3-Day National Workshop ‘Literary Translation:Theory and Praxis’begins at IUST

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Awantipora—As a step towards promotion of indigenousliterature and its translation, Three Day Na­tional Workshop on ‘Literary Trans­lation: Theory and Praxis’ organised by Department of English Language and Literature, Islamic University of Science and Technology(IUST) began today at IUST Campus. The Workshop is being organised with the aim of addressing the recent trends in Translation Studies and will con­tinue for three days during which resource persons from variousre­puted institutions will conduct tech­nical sessions.

Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor-IUST Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi, who was the Chief Guest during the inaugural session emphasized the need to learn literature which would en­hance the learning abilities of indi­viduals and maximize their poten­tial. He emphasised the importance of conducting such events in the uni­versity and promised full support for such activities in future as well. Prof. Harish Narang Former Chair­person, Centre for English Studies JNU, Delhi delivered the keynote address. In his address Prof.Narang deliberated on “Translating India- Recent Trends”. He elaborated on linguistic diversity of India and the scope of Translation in a linguisti­cally rich country like India. The trend of translating indigenous literature into only Hindi and Eng­lish has changed from last decades, he added. Among various dignitar­ies present wereProf.ShafiShauq, Prof. Mohammad Amin Malik and Dr.NusratBazaz.Deans of various Schools, HoDs, scholars and stu­dents of the varsity were also present during the workshop. Earlier, Head- Department of English Language and Literature IUST, Dr.Munejah Khan welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction about the work­shop. The inaugural function ended with presentation of mementoes and a formal vote of thanks.

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