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Sat 06 May 2023
Sun 07 May 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

The Problem of Intercultural Translation

Dear Scholars

You are invited to register for and join what is sure to be an interesting and intellectually stimulating workshop ”The Problem of Intercultural Translation”

Every language develops within a particular cultural milieu. Therefore, concepts and ideas found in one language may not be found in another. Professor M.S Chaitra and his research team at the centre for the study of cultures at Chanakya university (https://chanakyauniversity.in/our-faculty/), use the cultural rootedness of language as their starting premise to explore the problem of translating Indian and Western texts into each other’s respective languages.

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The deadline for registration is April 30, 2023


Sri M.S. Chaitra

Associate Professor of Practice

Mr. Chaitra’s work involves reconceptualizing Indian intellectual traditional traditions. Most of his research is an attempt to access and reconstruct the extraordinary understanding of the experiential world that the Indian intellectual traditions have offered to humanity. This endeavour involves comparing western and Indian cultures using the framework called Comparative Science of Cultures. He started his professional life as a biologist who specialized in molecular genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology. Before starting his work in social sciences, he worked with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Dehradun, the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. He is one of the founders of the initiative called Aarohi Research Foundation and he served as Senior Fellow at India Studies Unit at CESS, Bengaluru.


Dr. Harshith Joseph

Assistant Professor

Dr. Harshith has completed Ph.D. in Translation Studies with a teaching and research experience of over eight years. His research explores the nature of the Problem of Translation and aims at investigating the intervention of Christian missionaries in the Kannada literary world and its impact on our language and understanding of our world. Other related areas of his research include Bible Translation and Inter-traditional Dialogue.


Dr. Ashwini B Desai

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ashwini is a researcher with 15 years of experience. She worked as a lecturer, corporate trainer, and teacher trainer followed by the Head Academics at Aarohi Research Foundation, Bengaluru. She has co-authored a report on immediate reforms in education which was submitted to Govt. of Karnataka.


Dr. Tilak M. Rao

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rao is trained in Vedic literature, covering 10 major Upanishads and is trained to chant the entire Kṛiṣṇa-Yajurveda (Taittirīya recession). In addition, he has studied classical Sanskrit including Kāvya, Panini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, vedānta, nyāya, sāṃkhya, and Yoga. He has authored a primer on Sanskrit grammar named aṣṭādhyāyī-praveśa. His current areas of research include Indian political thought with reference to arthaśāstra and dharmaśāstras, among others. He has more than 7 years of teaching and research experience. He has worked as Assistant Professor at MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, and as Deputy Director at Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam.