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Subashree Krishnaswamy

Contributor

Subashree Krishnaswamy

Subashree Krishnaswamy is an editor, translator, and writer. She edited the Indian Review of Books, a monthly magazine devoted to reviews of books, for a number of years. As editor of Manas, EastWest Books, she edited several award-winning titles, both translations from various Indian languages into English and original writings in English. Her book, The Babel Guide to South Indian Fiction in Translation, was published by Babel Books. She edited and translated an anthology of Tamil poetry, Rapids of a Great River (Penguin) along with Lakshmi Holmstrom and K Srilata. She also collaborated with K Srilata on the book Short Fiction from South India (OUP). She translated the stories in the anthology The Tamil Story: Through the Times, through the Tides (edited by writer Dilip Kumar), published in April 2016. She is a visiting professor at the Asian College of Journalism and lives in Chennai. 

Articles by Subashree Krishnaswamy

Remembering Lakshmi Holmström
By Subashree Krishnaswamy
“The most difficult part of translation is, I believe, finding the ‘right’ pitch and voice of the original, and to try and match that. I won’t say ‘replicate’; that’s…
Two Minutes
By Ashokamitran
Someone had left the corpse on the bicycle.
Translated from Tamil by Padma Narayanan & Subashree Krishnaswamy
What Did Sriraman Say?
By Perundevi
The wretch was standing there / in a Che Guevara T-shirt and sunglasses—
Translated from Tamil by Padma Narayanan & Subashree Krishnaswamy
Multilingual
Fear
By Krishangini
Fear depends on the mind; / the mind depends on experience.
Translated from Tamil by Padma Narayanan & Subashree Krishnaswamy
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