Funded by The India Foundation for the Arts, 2004-2007
The Writing Across the City project aims to address the various cultures of writing that exist in the city of Mumbai, across linguistic, disciplinary and social divides. By examining the various proliferating modes of writing, which include forms and genres that are both creative and critical, we hope to uncover and understand the network of processes that underpin urban identity formation at various inter-connected levels.
“Mumbai’s Cosmopolitan Archive: Documenting Multi-lingual Literary Histories, Facilitating Translations”
The project documented histories of different languages in Mumbai with a focus on poetry, literature and theatre and facilitated translation projects across them. It aimed at deepening the idea of cosmopolitanism by suggesting that acts of translations are intrinsic to it.
The Principal Investigator for this project was Associate Abhay Sardesai, assisted by Aditya Pant. The project was completed between 2004 and 2007. The anthology – ‘The Translated City’ – will be published soon