Speaker Rita Kothari at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Rita Kothari


Rita Kothari is a leading and multilingual scholar in the fields of translation, language politics and identity. Her ethnographic work is based out of western India. Kothari writes especially on local and marginalised communities. Her acclaimed works include Translating India: The Cultural Politics of English and The Burden of Refuge: Sindh, Gujarat, Partition. She has co-edited Chutnefying English: The Phenomenon of Hinglish and Decentring Translation Studies: India and Beyond. Her translations include The Stepchild (from Gujarati) Unbordered Memories (from Sindhi), Fence (from Gujarati) and the recent The Glory of Patan and Agnipariksha: Ordeal Remembered, a memoir based on 1969 Hindu-Muslim riots in Gujarat.

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