Professor Mohd. Asaduddin is chair of the Department of English at Jamia Millia Islamia. He will be on campus Monday, April 8, to deliver a lecture entitled, “Translating Fiction into Film: Tagore, Premchand, and Satyajit Ray.”
Asaduddin is the author of numerous books and articles in the theory and practice of translation in twentieth century fiction (English & Indian), post-colonial literature and theory, and Premchand studies. He teaches courses on twentieth century fiction, South Asian literature(s) in translation, post-colonial literature and partition literature. His books include Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand and Ray (with Anuradha Ghosh), Oxford University Press, 2012, and a number of edited collections of translations of short stories into English from Urdu and other South Asian languages. He is the recipient of awards including the Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters Letters) Award for Translation, 2004, the Dr. A.K. Ramanujan Award, 1993, and the KATHA Translation Award, 1991 and 1992. He was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Rutgers University for the academic year 2008-2009.
This lecture is sponsored by the South Asia Section of the Department of Asian Studies, the Hindi-Urdu Fund, the South Asia Studies Working Group, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Carolina Asia Center, and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.