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The Bhagavad-gita: Innovations and challenges in its translation

Lecture Type: 
Wahlstrom Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Graham M. Schweig
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 11:00

Many translators of the Bhagavad Gita resort to an informationally accurate prose translation that sometimes loses the poetic power and expression of the original verse. Others resort to constricted verse translation droping important and nuanced meanings of the text. Schweig is developing a way to translate Sanskrit philosophical verse that is both loyal to the meaning of the text while conveying something of the poetic power of the text in what he calls “dedicated free verse translation,” without falling prey to the weakness of either approach.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Graham M.