Westland Books to release new translation of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ on April 24

Wednesday, 12 April 2023 (16:33 IST)
New Delhi: Westland Books on Wednesday announced the release of the first book in a new multi-volume translation of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, on April 24.
The Tamil classic has been in the news with the release of Mani Ratnam’s movies, PS1 and PS2, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Karthi, Vikram and Aishwarya Lekshmi among others.
Author and award-winning translator Nandini Krishnan said, “So many generations of Tamil-speakers and Tamil-readers have grown up with Ponniyin Selvan that it is quite incredible to think the work didn’t exist seventy-five years ago. I am among a legion of women named for one of its characters. For years, I have been quietly working on the translation, hoping to capture the nuances of Kalki's writing for the English reader. I'm delighted that the series has found a home with Eka/Westland Books.”
Karthika VK, Publisher, Westland Books, said, “Nandini's translation of Ponniyin Selvan is elegant, lyrical, energetic. It embraces the detail and expansiveness of the original text while retaining its pace and depth. I am certain that this timeless epic will find a whole new generation of readers with this translation.”
Book one ‘The First Flood’, introduces us to the world of the Cholas and quite incredibly marries a page-turner of a story with travelogue and history. (UNI)

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