ILF Translation Connect

Wanderings in the World of Lingua Indica


Originally published in the July 16, 2017 issue of Livemint Besides Indo-Aryan and Dravidian families of languages, which command the brute majority of speakers, there are three more such language families in India…

Of little-known Indian Languages and Scripts


Originally published in the June 16, 2017 issue of Livemint Apart from harbouring many languages, India is also home to a bewildering array of scripts, many of which have fallen out of use…

Actor Mita Vashisht at ILF

Actress Mita Vashisht’s shout out to the capital city on her widely-anticipated dramatic reading performance of Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Behind the Bodice/Choli Ke Pichhey’ at the ILF Samanvay Translations Series – 13 July at 7pm at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre.

Body Of Work

People, Power & Prophecy in the writing of Mahasweta Devi

Originally published in the September 2016 issue of the Caravan Magazine Sometime in 2000, I watched the actor Sabitri Heisnam play the eponymous protagonist in a stage adaptation of Mahasweta Devi’s 1976 story ‘Draupadi.’ Set against the backdrop of the Naxalite movement…

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