This Programme provides a combination of skills in Literary Translation, Creative Writing, and Publishing. It is curated as a combination of online courses, offline workshops, and hands-on studios to help students acquire skills as literary translators, creative writers, and publishers. Being a postgraduate credential, the Diploma targets both regular students and those with some prior experience with writing or translating and felicity with the languages they work in. This two-semester programme is delivered online, with an in-person contact session each semester.
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. It is supported by the JCB Literature Foundation which has instituted three full scholarships for the Programme.
The Programme invites globally renowned award-winning translators, authors, filmmakers, and publishers to mentor students on the art and the craft of translation.
International Booker Prize
The Miniaturist, The Japanese Wife
and several other works of fiction
Best Book on Cinema Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Prize for Translation
Reading Gandhi in Two Tongues and Other Essays
Translation and Literary Theorist
KM Munshi's Patan trilogy among other books
UK-based documentary filmmaker
Author of 20 books on Hindi films
First Women of Achievement Award in Arts and Culture
Crossword Translation Award
Muse India Translation Award
Cultural Critic, Film Historian
Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema and John-Ghatak-Tarkovsky: Citizens, Filmmakers, Hackers
Renowned Theatre Personality
Crossword Book Award-winning novel
The Diary of a Malayali Madman
Online Magazine Ladies’ Finger
Publisher, Westland Books