Source : The Statesman
Oxford University Press India with its Global Academic Publishing branch has taken an initiative called “Indian languages publishing programme”. It will include publishing of academic non -fiction books in some of the major Indian languages. In the first phase it has focused on Hindi and Bengali. Published books under this programme will have new titles in local languages as well as translation of the classic blacklist titles. They will be available in digital platform also. With this initiative, OUP has tried to embrace scholarship that is developed in Indian languages. Some of the books launched under this programme are The Defining Moments in Bengal, 1920-1947 by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, The Illegitimacy of Nationalism by Ashis Nandy, Memoirs of Roads by Sumanta Banerjee, Time as a Metaphor of History by Romila Thapar and The Fissured Land by Madhav Gadgil. The translated books will be available in market across India from January 2018.