The Post Graduate Diploma in Literary Translation will train translators to bring new works from Indian languages to English readers worldwide. This two-semester programme is delivered online with two additional offline sessions. The programme involves hands-on training in literary translation and courses on the production, circulation and reception of translation in India, as well as digital tools and design, production and marketing avenues for literary translations. Students will produce a publishable translation of a literary work as part of the Translation Studio.
The programme is designed under the leadership of Professor Tejaswini Niranjana, an eminent translator, winner of multiple translation awards like the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, State Sahitya Akademi Award, the DSC Prize for South Asian fiction, and the National Translation Award for Prose 2020 given by the American Literary Translators’ Association. The programme is supported by the JCB Literature Foundation which has instituted ten full scholarships for the programme.