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Writing from Assam

January 2023

A long road bridge stretches over a body of water
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The translation ecosystem in India suffers from a lack of training opportunities. At the same time, aspiring fiction writers are often marginalized due to circumstance, language, and lack of opportunities to develop their work. The Write Assamese project is a collaboration between Untold, which works with writers marginalized by community or conflict, and BEE Books, an Indian publisher based in Kolkata whose aim is to promote Indian literature in translation. The project identifies emerging, mostly unpublished Assamese writers and works closely with these authors, alongside an editor and translator, to begin to carve out a space for consistent, quality translations emerging from Assam for international audiences. The stories in this collection were produced through this project.

A wagtail perching on a stick by a body of water
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A man paddles a canoe in a river at sunset
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A pair of black leather lace-up boots in front of a white wall
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