Scope of translating Indian languages huge: German publisher


Vikram-SethAlthough Indian writers in English like Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Vikram Seth and Salman Rushdie are read widely in Germany, there is great possibility of translating regional languages into German, says a visiting publisher. 
“Though Indian authors like Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie are widely known to Germans, they still form a small fraction of authors from India whose works are translated from English language. There is a great possibility of translating Indian literature in regional languages to German,” says Friederike Barakat of Hanser Verlag, a Munich-based publishing house.

Barakat was in the city to participate in the ongoing New DelhiWorld Book Fair here.

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