Professor Tejaswini Niranjana, Director, Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, has won the prestigious 2021 National Translation Award (NTA) in Prose by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) for her English translation of No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories, an anthology of short stories in Kannada authored by Jayant Kaikini.
Professor Niranjana is the author of Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context (University of California Press, 1992), Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Duke UP, 2006), and Musicophilia in Mumbai: Performing Subjects and the Metropolitan Unconscious (Duke UP, 2020). Her most recent edited volumes include Genealogies of the Asian Present: Situating Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Orient Blackswan, 2015) with Wang Xiaoming; and Music, Modernity and Publicness in India (Oxford University Press, 2020).
For her translations from Kannada into English, she has won the Central Sahitya Akademi Award, the Karnataka State Sahitya Akademi Award, and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
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