Publishers’ Exchange is hosting a discussion forum on Zubaan Translation Program with Urvashi Butalia today, 16 August 2021, at 1800 hrs IST.
Urvashi Butalia co-founded Kali for Women in 1984 and in 2003, Zubaan. With over 35 years of experience in feminist and independent publishing, she has a formidable reputation in the industry in India and abroad. She also has a long involvement in the women’s movement in India and is a well-known writer, both in academia and in the literary world. She has several works to her credit, key among which is her path-breaking study of Partition, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India which won the Oral History Book Association Award, and the Nikkei Asia Award for Culture. Speaking Peace: Women’s Voices from Kashmir is another notable book that she has authored.
Butalia has also taught publishing for over 20 years and is on the advisory boards of a number of national and international organizations. She has received many awards, among which are the Pandora award for women’s publishing, the French Chevalier des Artes et des Lettres and the Padma Shree, the highest civilian honor awarded by the Indian government.
Butalia will be sharing details about the Zubaan Translation Program and opportunities to collaborate. The talk will be followed by a round of Q&A.
The session is open to publishers, translators, and editors working in the Indian languages publishing space.
The Publishers’ Exchange, is an informal organization of publishers in the Indian languages that was formed during the pandemic. It has been sharing knowledge and resources via zoom throughout 2020 and 2021.
Zubaan is an independent publishing house based in New Delhi with a strong academic and general list. It was set up in 2003 as an imprint of India’s first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, and continues to publish books on, for, by, and about women in South Asia. Its academic list covers a range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences from research monographs to textbooks and supplementary material for students. Special areas of interest include conflict studies, health, human rights, and gender justice, history, cultural studies, and feminist and queer theory.
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