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Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: Padma Rangarajan.
Publisher: Fordham University Press, 2014.
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Argues that while bearing witness to the violence that underwrites translation in colonial spaces, we should also remain open to the irresolution of translation, its unfixed nature, and its ability  Read more...


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Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century
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All Authors / Contributors: Padma Rangarajan.
OCLC Number: 943474599
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Contents: Acknowledgements Preface Chapter One Translation and the "Formidable Art" Radical Difference Translation and the Postcolonial Predicament Translation's Slant Chapter Two Pseudotranslations: Exoticism and the Oriental Tale The Heterotopic Space of Translation Rethinking Exoticism Vathek's Pleasures Southey's Translative Failure Translation's Fragments Chapter Three Romantic Metanoia: Conversion and Cultural Translation in India The Oriental Novel Translating Evangelicalism Linguistic Intermarriage Spiritual Flirtation Translative Impasse Memorials Chapter Four "Paths too long obscure": the Translations of Jones and Muller Segmentary Lineage Sir William Jones and the Hindoo Hymns Max Muller and the Task of the Translator Cultural Re-Gifting and Translative Heresy Chapter Five Translation's Bastards: Mimicry and Linguistic Hybridity Mistranslation and Pollution Showing the Lions Jumble in the Jungle Baboo "Funkiness" Epilogue: Slant Speech Conclusion Works Cited


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