Team P3 curates a list of recommended translated poetry books in India for your TBR list!
There are few mediums as concise and precise to convey your emotions as poetry, which is why translating one becomes doubly difficult a task. Unlike prose, verses often use the reader’s knowledge of the language to play with it, to rebel against the established norms of writing. To transport all that in a foreign language is easier said than done.
In the selection of translated poetry books we feature today, the translations serve two purposes. While presenting the verses in a new language, they also ensure that the nuances and contexts aren’t lost on the reader unaware of the regional subtext.
If you love translated poetry, you will love reading Shakti Chattopadhyay’s Poetry: In Translation
All that being said and done, let’s look at some of the best Indian-translated poetry books of all time. If we missed a translated poetry book you think deserves a place here, comment below and we’ll consider adding it to our list here. Let’s begin.
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