Translation and Vernacular Literary Modernity: A Study of French Works in Tamil

2015 Emirates Research Publishing Nov. 25-26, 2015 Paris (France)   unpublished
The main focus of this paper is to analyze the French works available in Tamil translation and the various literary and cultural changes that have taken place in the Tamil context. As far as the literary scene is concerned, in the period 1950-70, Tamil received and was consequently influenced by various western literatures like English and French. French fictions written by Victor Hugo, Guy de Maupassant, Alexandre Dumas, Emile Zola, Jules Verne and other famous authors were widely translated.
more » ... n the 1980s, famous works of Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre were translated directly from French. Translations of the above said authors' works led the Tamil writers to experiment with form, content and narrative style and thus gave newness to their creative process. Translations from western languages were often linked with the discourse of literary modernity in Tamil. Thus, this paper tries to trace the routes of literary modernity in Tamil in the purview of translations from French.
doi:10.17758/erpub.e1115006 fatcat:w7vony3f5jb5fn6arb2ckvl2fi