INDIAN LIBRARY
INDO-SWEDISH TRANSLATION PROJECT
TRANSLATED BOOKS 1997–2007

The Indo-Swedish Translation Project (ISTP), or Indian Library (Indiska Biblioteket) as it is often referred to in Sweden, started 1998 as a result of literary exchanges between India and Sweden 1996–1997. It is a forum for writers, translators and publishers from India and Sweden with the aim to facilitate translations of literature between Swedish and Indian languages. So far the following books have been translated and published in connection with the project.


TRANSLATIONS INTO SWEDISH

RÖSTER FRÅN INDIEN
(Voices from India)
Anthology of Indian poetry (and a short story) by the Indian writers visiting Sweden in 1997. Edited and translated by Birgitta Wallin and Tomas Löfström. Published by The Swedish Writers’ Union/En bok för alla, Stockholm 1997.

U R Ananthamurthy: SAMSKARA
(Samskara)
Novel translated from Kannada into Swedish by Hans O Sjöström and Vanamala Vishwanatha. Published by Ordfront, Stockholm 2001.




Krishna Sobti: LYSSNA MIN DOTTER!
(Ay ladki)
Novel translated from Hindi into Swedish by Annika Persson in cooperation with Chandra Ramakrishnan. Published by Tranan, Stockholm 2001.



KÄRLEK, UPPROR OCH KARDEMUMMAKÄRNOR
(Love, Rebellion and Cardamom Seeds)
Anthology of Indian short stories from different languages translated into Swedish by several translators. Edited by Birgitta Wallin and Tomas Löfström. Published by Tranan, Stockholm 2001. New paperback edition published by Tranan in 2004.



BERÄTTELSEN PÅ MIN RYGG
(The Story on my Back)
Anthology of short stories, historical documents, essays and activist texts by Dalit writers. Translated by Ann Björkhem, Hans O SJöström, Zac O’Yeah. Edited by Eva-Maria Hardtmann and Vimal Thorat. Published by Ordfront, Stockholm 2006.



DETTA LAND SOM ALDRIG VAR VÅR MODER
(This Land was Never a Mother to us)
Anthology of poetry by Dalit poets and paintings by Savi Sawarkar. Translated by Lars Andersson, Tomas Löfström and Birgitta Wallin. Edited by Eva-Maria Hardtmann and Vimal Thorat. Published by Tranan, Stockholm 2006.



Anita Agnihotri: DAGAR I MAHULDIHA
(Mahuldihar Din / Forest Interludes)
Short stories, essays and a novel (Mahuldiha Days) translated from English by Joar Tiberg, in collaboration with Bengali speaking translators. Published by Tranan, Stockholm 2006.




TRANSLATIONS INTO INDIAN LANGUAGES

BARF KI KUSHBOO
(En doft av snö).
An anthology of Swedish poetry translated into Hindi by Teji Grover in co-operation with Swedish poets and translators. Published by Vani Prakashan, New Delhi 2002.

Torgny Lindgren: HAAVINA DONKU
(Ormens väg på hälleberget)
Novel translated from Swedish into Kannada by Vanamala Vishwanatha and Hans O Sjöström. Published by Sahitya Akademi, 2003.




Kerstin Ekman: BLACKWATER
(Händelser vid vatten)
Novel translated from Swedish into Hindi by Ulla Roséen in cooperation with Indian translators. Published by Katha, New Delhi 2004.




Astrid Lindgren: PIPPI LAMBEMOZE
(Pippi Långstrump)
Children’s book translated from Swedish into Hindi by Sandhya Rao and Meta Ottosson. Published by Tulika Books, Chennai 2004.




Agneta Pleijel: DOG STAR
(Hundstjärnan)
Novel translated from Swedish into Hindi by Akhilesh Verma in cooperation with Lars Andersson. Published by Vani Prakashan, New Delhi 2005.

Lars Lundkvist: TOVE OLGA AURORA
(Tove Olga Aurora)
Collection of poetry translated from Swedish into Hindi by Teji Grover and Birgitta Wallin. Published by Vani Prakashan, New Delhi 2006.

URANGUNNAVARKKULLA KATHUKAL
(Brev till de sovande / Letter to the sleeping)
Anthology of Swedish poetry edited and translated into Malayalam by K Satchidanandan, in collaboration with Swedish poets and translators. Published by D C Books, Kottayam 2007.

Torgny Lindgren: THE WAY OF THE SERPENT
(Ormens väg på hälleberget)
and
SWEETNESS
(Hummelhonung)
Novels translated into Malayalam by Rizio Yohannan in collaboration with Swedish translators. Published by D C Books, Kottayam 2007.



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