Politics and Translation

The Criterion, An International Journal in English, Vol. 4, Issue 11, April 2013

8 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2014 Last revised: 18 Aug 2014

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Aditya Panda

Central Institute of Indian Languages

Date Written: April 1, 2013


To study the political forces behind the translation and its process has been one of the thrust areas in the field of Translation Studies. There is always a motivation behind a translation and its construction of meaning. This motivation may be sociocultural and political. From the very act of selecting a text to interpret it in translation is a conscious deliberate process which cannot resist sociocultural and political forces. This paper has studied some of the important motivating factors in translation, on translation and for translation. In other words, this paper will try to answer the following questions. How these forces act in translation? What happens in translation? What is the translation for?

Keywords: Translation, Ideology, Politics

Suggested Citation

Panda, Aditya, Politics and Translation (April 1, 2013). The Criterion, An International Journal in English, Vol. 4, Issue 11, April 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477841 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2477841

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Central Institute of Indian Languages ( email )


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