September 15, 2006
2006. Kolkata: Janapadaprayas. ISBN-81-902893-1-4
The first part of the monograph deals with the Dronacarya-Ekalavya relationship in case of translation by simply summarizing the propositions made in the paper “The Ekalavya Relation: Modernist Locals’ Anti-Modernist Response(s)” (https://www.academia.edu/413781/_%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%9C%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%9C%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%80_%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BE_%E0%A6%8F%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%B2%E0%A6%AC_%E0%A6%AF%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%B0_%E0%A6%AC%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%A1%E0%A6%BC%E0%A7%8B_%E0%A6%86%E0%A6%99_%E0%A6%97%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%B2_The_Ekalavya_Relation_Modernist_Locals_Anti-Modernist_Response_s_ Download (.pdf) Download (.pptx) ), which elaborates the association of translation enterprise with colonialism, violence and pedagogy . The second part of the monograph subscribes those propositions with an ad hoc hypothesis:
“Rabindranath Tagore translated Eliot’s ‘(The)Journey of the Magi’ without reading ‘Journey of the Magi’ “
This peculiar as well as surprising hypothesis is subscribed by the chronology of events occurred within the pretext of confronting derivative modernity by Tagore. The Bengali young ‘modern’ thinkers, writers poets, viz. Dhurjatiprasad Mukhopadhyay (better known as D.P. Mukherji), Sudhindranath Dutta, Buddhadev Basu, Bishnu De et al., were debating with Tagore on the norms of newly introduced concept of ‘modernity’ and particularly on Eliot’s contribution on the modern ‘international’(?) literature. This polemic is elaborated by the investigator with the citation of four different Ekalavya texts of the same poem, ‘Journey of the Magi’ to reveal the emission of surplus meanings by deploying ankanta (theory of many perspectives) method.
In the appendix, Tagore’s initial responses to ‘Modern Literature’ is reprinted.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: Dronacharya Text (Source Language Text), Eklavya-Text (Target Language Text), Anekanta reading of texts, Deconstruction, Translation Studies, Mimicry of Overdetermination, sUbotage, Colotage, Colonialism