India is a right place for translation: Prof Anisur Rahman in International Conference at MANUU

India is a right place for translation and comparative studies due to its linguistic and cultural diversity, Prof. Anisur Rahman opined in international conference on Thursday at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). The Vice chancellor, Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan presided over the inaugural session of the two-day conference.

Addressing on the theme “Translating Cultures: Exploring the Intersections of Language and Literature”, Prof. Rahman from Jamia Millia Islamia said that translation not only becomes a new creation itself but also gives afterlife to the original text. He noted that translation and comparative studies go hand in hand.

Prof. Ainul Hasan stressed on the experience of the source culture and regarded it as a prerequisite for translation. Translation and language experts Prof. Panchanan Mohanty from GLA, University, Prof. Harish Narang from JNU, Dr. Tariq Khan from National Translation Mission (NTM) and Prof. Imtiaz Hasnain from MANUU highlighted various aspects of translation.

Prof. Aziz Bano, Dean, School of Languages, Linguistics, and Indology and Prof. Ishtiaque Ahmed, Registrar also addressed the gathering.

Prof. Shugufta Shaheen, OSD-I & Head, Department of English, MANUU, outlined key objectives of the conference. She said that translation provides a platform to develop empathy, facilitates ventilation, and ties the entire humanity as a single thread.

Prof. Ainul Hasan also released the book Mai Dekh Raha Hoon (the Hindi translation of the Telugu work, Nenu Chustunna by Ankam Yesu Ratnam), translated by Dr. Dodda Seshu Babu, Associate Professor, Department of Hindi.

The conference is jointly organized by National Translation Mission (NTM) and Dept. of English, MANUU. As a conference coordinator, Dr Muhammed Aslam Kunnathil extended warm welcome to guests and delegates. Prof. Nagendra Kottacheruvu, Department of English proposed vote of thanks.  Nousheen Ali, Research Scholar convened inaugural session. 

“Meet the Author” held at MANUU Literary Club

The University Literary Club (ULC) of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) organised “Meet the Author” session with Prof. Harish Narang, Professor Emeritus, JNU, Delhi and Prof. Syed Imtiyaz Hasnain, Professor Azad Chair, MANUU at Cultural Activity Centre on wednesday.

Prof. Syed Alim Ashraf Jaisi, Dean, Student’s Welfare presided over the session. Dr. Firoz Alam, President, ULC and Mr. Meraj Ahmad, Cultural Coordinator were also present. Secretary Literary Club, Abdul Muqeet and joint secretaries Talha Mannan and Imran Ahmad took the responsibility of organising the program.


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