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Published on Jan 22, 2017
Harishchandra Kavyam, a 13th century Kannada epic, is now available in English translation.
It is the first Kannada work in the Murty Classical Library of India series. It tells the story of Harishchandra, the mythological king who remains truthful through extreme ordeals. The book is priced at Rs 395 (paperback) and Rs 1,596 (hardcover).
Published by Harvard University Press, the Murty series intends to take classics in Indian languages to readers across the world. The project is funded generously by Rohan Murty of Infosys. Thirteen books, translated from languages across India, are already out.
DH Internet spoke to Vanamala Vishwanatha, translator of The Life of Harishchandra. She spoke about the challenges of translating a text from another era.