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Himalaya Jana

A Highway through the Wood: Translation as a Colonial Venture in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Volume
4
Issue
1
Pages:
1-21
Keywords:

Bengali, translation, Colonialism, Fort William College, William Carey, Srirampur Mission

Abstract

This paper interrogates the role of the missionaries and the East India Company in the inauguration of Bengali translation and argues that translation served as an epistemological tool for conquering an alien reality and exercising discursive control over the subject people.

About the Author

Himalaya Jana is an assistant professor of English at Raghunathpur College. He did his M. A. at University of Calcutta and M. Phil. at Jadavpur University. He is currently engaged in doctoral research at Jadavpur University. He may be contacted at himalaya.jana@gmail.com.

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