Ministry of Culture is promoting Indian literature in foreign countries through Sahitya Academy – Culture Minister

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For the promotion of Indian Literature in foreign countries the Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous organization working under the Ministry of Culture, under its Cultural Exchange Programme with different countries had sent the following delegations to different countries:

Indian writers’ delegation to participate in Hay Festival, Segovia, Spain (22-25 September 2016).

Indian writers’ delegation to London to participate in London Book Fair (14-16 March 2017).

Indian writers’ delegation to Brazil to participate in Festival of India in Brazil (04-10 September 2017).

Indian writers’ delegation to Thailand to participate in a Seminar on Influence of Sanskrit & Pali on South East Asian Languages under the Festival of India in Thailand (23-27 September 2017)

Indian writers’ delegation to Spain to participate in a Sanskrit Round Table as part of India’s 70th independence anniversary celebrations (17-21 October 2017).

Indian writers’ delegation to Israel to participate in a Festival of India to celebrate 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence (05-10 November 2017).

Sahitya Akademi’s participation in Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, Mauritius (18-20 August 2018).

Sahitya Akademi’s participation in Sharjah International Book Fair (31 October – 09 November 2018).

Indian writers’ delegation to Nepal to participate in Festivalof India in Nepal (19-21 March 2019).

Sl.No.TitleLanguage Translated Into and Publisher
1Herbertby Nabarun BhattacharyaGerman(Publisher – Draupadi Verlag)
2Train to Pakistanby Khushwant SinghSwedish(Publisher–Aranan Publishing House)
3Kaattil Oru Maanby AmbaiFrench(Publisher – Zulma)
Apart from the above, the Akademi has published the following books under Cultural Exchange Programme:

Sl. No.TitleLanguage of Publication
1Bhartala Da Natya Shastra by Kapila VatsyayanRussian
2Indian Short Stories by E.V. RamakrishnanRussian
3KabitaSlovenian
4The Dual of the HeartEnglish

The Sahitya Akademi has been translating Indian literary masterpieces into foreign languages under Ministry of Culture’s project, Indian Literature Abroad (ILA). Under the scheme to promote Indian literature in foreign languages, Sahitya Akademi has published following:

The Sahitya Akademi has been publishing these translations out of fund allotted to it by the Government of India.

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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