Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada and Rajasthani.
One of the ways in which we are trying to bring Indian writing to the rest of the world is by launching Jaipur BookMark. It is well placed to showcase the best of such writing and to help facilitate the sale and exchange of rights both between Indian languages and internationally.
With our emphasis on translations, we hope to begin answering the question that publishers and agents from across the world often ask: How do we get to know Indian literatures and translate from, into and between Indian languages?
Our annual Translation Rights Catalogue brings a select list of works on offer for translation from key Indian languages compiled meticulously.
Why do I publish translations of Indian writing? Because in them lie our own histories, our sense of identity and belonging.
Because it makes the world smaller and our imaginations bigger.
Well, with a country which has 22 official languages and 1600 dialects, not working with translations seems impossible. In fact, it surprises me that more translations are not happening within our languages…
In the current political environment, more than ever before, translations are important to bring out diversity as a core value.