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Malayalam translation

At his Original copy weblog Sudhakaran finds Writers in Kerala are only now waking up to what translation demands, as translations from Malayalam don't seem to attract the hoped-for attention -- even a classic such as O.V.Vijayan's The Legends of Khasak. He wonders: Is it that our language not 'translation ready' ? Or is it that our literature revolves around a 'Malayali space' not palatable to others ? (Only five translated-from-the-Malayalam titles are under review at the complete review -- but, as with books translated from most Indian languages, the issue for me is mainly being able to get my hands on any.
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