Speaker Vanamala Viishwanatha at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Vanamala Viswanatha


Vanamala Viswanatha has taught English language and literature over the last 40 years at various levels beginning from high school students to PhD scholars in premiere institutions in Bengaluru. Professor Viswanatha is an  award-winning translator who works with Kannada and English. She has served as Honorary Director for the Centre for Translation at Sahitya Akademi, Bangalore and a member of the Advisory Committee, National Translation Mission. Chief among her published works are the translations of Torgny Linndgren’s The Way of the Serpent into Kannada, Sara Aboobacker’s Kannada novel, Breaking Ties, into English, Lankesh’s anthology of short stories When Stone Melts, Raghavanka’s medieval epic Harishchandra Kavyam and Indira Bai, a forthcoming translation of the first social novel in Kannada.

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