Tag Archives: Amitav Ghosh

Tidewaters of translation

What is criticism? How is it similar to interpretation or akin to translation? Are these terms interchangeable? In seeking a direction for these questions, I think of the character of Kanai Dutt, from Amitav Ghosh’s 2005 novel The Hungry Tide, a translator by profession… [Read More…]

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Amitav Ghosh

Of friends and mentors…

What determines which individuals become companions and which serve as inspiration? That friends can offer the same insight over and over yet it takes a stranger’s assertion before one hears the validity of the words? Individuals who trust in strength beyond their own limitations carry that passion forward into their endeavors. We admire them… [Read More…]