Campus Diary: Workshop on ‘Translation of Kashmiri, Urdu Literature into English’ Concludes

Irfan Tramboo

UNIVERSITY OF KASHMIR

Khursheed Iqbal Andrabi
A three day seminar-cum-workshop titled “Translation of Vernacular Languages into English”—organized by the department of English, University of Kashmir concluded Friday at Gandhi Bhawan.

A first of its kind, the workshop got an immense response from the students, scholars and the other faculty members of the varsity and other colleges.

The concluding ceremony was attended by eminent poets like Prof Rehman Rahi, Rafiq Raaz, Zareef Ahmad Zareef, Prof G R Malik, Prof Neerja Mattoo and Prof Shafi Shauq.

While addressing the gathering of scholars and students Prof GR Malik stressed on the continuous efforts in the direction of translating Kashmiri and Urdu literature into English. “Seminars and workshops should not be an end, and the work should continue out of the seminars halls too,” he said

Prof Neerja Mattoo said that she was happy to see the enthusiasm of the younger generation toward translating Kashmiri literature into English, “I am overwhelmed with the response and has to be some sustained work of translation,” she said.

HoD, department of English,while presenting the losing remarks said that the department is planning to do some work ahead in this direction and informed the gathering that it is going to start a full-fledged monthly program for translation. “I feel encouraged by the response, and we are planning to launch a full packaged 6 days course, which will include translation and other skills,” she said.

The works of: Amin Kamil, Akbar Allahabadi, Allama Iqbal, Zareef Ahmad Zareef, Shafi Shauq and many others were translated during the workshop.

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