The Department of English, Govt. J. Thankima College organised a National Webinar on “Cross-Cultural Translation” on 3rd Oct, 2020. Prof. GJV Prasad of Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke on “The World in/of Translation” where he spoke of the translation of thoughts and the changes involved in translation. He mentioned intra-lingual translation and translations across languages. He gave emphasis on literary translations and cultural translations. Prof. Margaret L. Pachuau, Dept. of English, Mizoram University spoke on “Translation: The Mizo Narrative” where she gave a detailed explanation of the practical aspects of translation regarding the Pan-Indianness of translation. She also clarified the importance of the role of the author and the translator while taking on the task of translating. Both sessions were followed by vibrant discussions. 389 participants registered for the webinar and almost 200 participants took part in the Webinar.
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