<![CDATA[Indraprastha College for Women hosted an International Translation ConFest on ‘Plurilingualism and Orality in Translation’ from March 1-4, 2015. The first day, under the heavy downpour, saw the inauguration of the newly constructed and developed Translation Centre in the college premises in the evening, after which the guests moved to the auditorium to witness two plays. The first play ‘I Translate My Life’ was a self-composed one and saw the simultaneous incorporation of different forms of translation namely, music, poetry, painting, singing, dancing, acting and various languages.The second play was ‘The Reichenbach Falls’, a Julius-Caesar-cum-Sherlock rendition. Both the plays were widely appreciated by the audience, especially the international guests, after which everyone proceeded for dinner. March 2nd began with the sessions and lectures for the three day event. The first session began with welcome remarks by the Principal, Dr. Babli Moitra Saraf and a keynote address was delivered by Prof. Judy Wakabayashi, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent State University, USA. Both of them stressed upon the need for translation in various fields and its expansion in the present. The second session was on ‘Travelling Texts: Theory and Practice’ and the third session was ‘Voices from the Grassroots’. The day also saw two performances, first being Dastangoi directed by Mahmood Farooqi and second being a puppet and shadow show by Anuroopa Group, who depicted Ramayana. March 3rd started with the introductory remarks and a keynote address by Prof. Roma Chatterji, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. The next session on ‘Translation across genres- Theatre, Music and Visual Arts’ and the final session for the day was on ‘Myths in Contemporary Context’. A folk music performance by Malini Awasthi and a tour of Delhi for the international delegation concluded the day. March 4th, the final day of the ConFest heard a keynote address by Prof. D. Venkat Rao, Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. After this, the day’s first session began on ‘Transcending National Boundaries’ and concluded with the last session of the day, as well as of the event, on ‘Orality in Translation’. The valedictory speech and the vote of thanks ended the ConFest wherein the efforts of every member of IP College, international and national guests and the contributors, Siri Nergaard, University of Florence, Italy and Edwin Gentzler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA were lauded, acknowledged and appreciated. There was also an exhibition of artisans showcasing Madhubani, Blue Pottery etc and live-portraits being made on all four days. [gallery ids="30868,30869,30865"] The valedictory speech and the vote of thanks ended the ConFest wherein the efforts of every member of IP College, international and national guests and the contributors, Siri Nergaard, University of Florence, Italy and Edwin Gentzler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA were lauded, acknowledged and appreciated. There was also an exhibition of artisans showcasing Madhubani, Blue Pottery etc and live-portraits being made on all four days. Ayesha Sareen [email protected]]]>
Pursuing Economics Hons. from Indraprastha College for Women, Ayesha is a creative person to the core. With a mind that is like a cauldron brimming full of ideas, she has a suggestion on almost everything, and an affinity for Psychology. A movie buff, who loves to explore places, she finds solace in the company of good friends, who mostly find her lurking in the English Fiction section of the library. Possessing a strong and powerful voice, she has been an orator all her life. She believes in the Gandhian ideology of "Whatever you do in life is insignificant, but it is very important that you do it, because nobody else will." Getting published recently has inspired her to give her writing some deeper thoughts.
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