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If You Need a Translator…

I am available to translate literary works only, including stories, novels, plays, biographies etc. as well as  literary essays, reviews and serious non-fiction, though not poetry. I will only review proposals offered by established publishers or agents (not individuals, sorry). My first language is Bengali, and I will consider doing translations in these languages, listed by preference:

  1. English to Bengali
  2. Bengali to English
  3. French to Bengali
  4. Urdu to Bengali
  5. Urdu to English
  6. Hindi to Bengali
  7. Hindi to English
বাংলা বইয়ের প্রকাশক ইংরেজি, ফরাসি, উর্দু, হিন্দি ভাষায় রচিত উচ্চমানের গদ্যসাহিত্য (কাব্য-কবিতা নয়) অর্থাৎ গল্প, উপন্যাস, প্রবন্ধ, জীবনী, ইতিহাস ইত্যাদি বাংলায় অনুবাদের ব্যাপারে উৎসাহী হলে যোগাযোগ করতে পারেন। খ্যাতিসম্পন্ন/জনপ্রিয় লেখক এবং/অথবা মূল রচনার মান প্রস্তাব বিবেচনার ক্ষেত্রে অগ্রাধিকার পাবে। প্রকাশক ব্যতীত কোনও ব্যক্তিবিশেষ যোগাযোগ করলে উত্তর দেওয়া সম্ভব নাও হতে পারে। ই-মেল পাঠানোর ঠিকানা: mails[at]bengalitranslator.net

For samples of my literary translations and articles in English, you can visit  blogliterary. A list of recently published articles in Bengali and translations from other languages into Bengali can be found at Published Articles. For my other relevant experience and answers to your questions, please use the Contact Form below.

Subhamay Ray

সম্প্রতি প্রকাশিত বাংলা প্রবন্ধ এবং অন্যান্য ভাষা থেকে বাংলায় অনুবাদ ইত্যাদির একটি তালিকা দেওয়া গেল এখানে। ধন্যবাদ।

শুভময় রায়

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“No man is capable of translating poetry, who, besides a genius to that art, is not a master both of his author’s language, and of his own; nor must we understand the language only of the poet, but his particular turn of thoughts and expression, which are the characters that distinguish, and as it were individuate him from all other writers. When we are come thus far, ’tis time to look into ourselves, to conform our genius to his, to give his thought either the same turn, if our tongue will bear it, or, if not, to vary but the dress, not to alter or destroy the substance.” 

(John Dryden, On Translation)

“A translation is no translation,” he said, “unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words in it.”

(John Millington Synge, The Aran Islands)



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