SOAS University of London

Centre for Translation Studies

Travel and Translation

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 17 March 2022Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 17 March 2022Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Presentation

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Abstract

A Nepali Prime Minister travelled to England and France in 1850, and the members of his entourage produced a travel narrative with a reverse gaze at the British Empire. In London, he ran into a Nepali sweeper who had arrived in England before him, and a British magazine published the sweeper’s travel account in English. This presentation focuses on the travel narratives by the prince and the pauper and demonstrates how an act of travel is a practice of translation.

Bio

Pushpa Raj Acharya is a writer, translator, and scholar. He is completing a PhD in Comparative Literature and South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto.

Contact email: gl17@soas.ac.uk