In Conversation: 'The Cane-Cutter's Song' by Raphael Confiant

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Available for the first time in English, this impeccable translation by Vidya Vencatesan captures the lives of thousands of indentured labourers who crossed the ‘kaala paani’ at the height of the British rule in India. Vidya Vencatesan, the translator of Raphael Confiant's 'The Cane-Cutter's Song’* will be in conversation with Ritu Tyagi — a literature critic who loves to teach French and literature at Pondicherry University. You can watch the conversation by clicking here

*'The Cane-Cutter's Song' is published by Speaking Tiger with the support of The French Institute & France India under the PAP TAGORE Programme.


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