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Kashmiri literature to be translated into 24 languages

India’s Sahitya Academy founded in 1954 is a government funded but independently managed body that promotes literature in local Indian languages. It has a large multi lingual library in the capital Delhi and annually gives awards for excellence for publications in various Indian languages. The Academy has announced major plans to translate a collection of rich Kashmiri poetry and literature into 24 languages including English.

Dr Aziz Hajni, Convener, State Advisory Board of Sahitya Academy said last week that to begin with translations would be done in three languages viz. English, Hindi and Urdu and the project would be completed in 6 months. The scholastic abilities of Kashmiri litterateurs and poets would be made popular to the entire world through these translations, Dr.Hajni opined. For more information on the subject please visit http://www.kashmirdispatch.com/city/14074620-sahitya-academy-kick-started-translation-of-kashmiri-literature.htm

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