Translated in: Tamil

Publisher/Rights Holder: Lion Comics

Date of Publication: Feb 2017

Jeremiah - 1 / Jeremiah

Author: Hermann

One of Europe's most revered comics classics comes to America! At the end of the twentieth century, the United States is overcome by race hatred, and the ensuing civil war leaves only a few million survivors and a shattered society. Forced by circumstances into a series of violent moral compromises, innocent Jeremiah and his cynical friend Kurdy attempt to find their place in the postapocalyptic world without descending into savagery. Collecting the first three volumes of the acclaimed series, the Jeremiah Omnibus is one of the darkest and most dangerous in sci-fi.

Translated in: English

Translated by: David Hughes

Publisher/Rights Holder: Natraj Publishers

Date of Publication: 2016

Plaisirs cuisinés ou poisons cachés / The great health scam : shocking revelations from a chef and a scientist

Author: Gilles-Eric Seralini - Jerome Douzelet - Foreword Vandana Shiva

Would you believe it if you were told a lot of all that appetizing, supposedly nutritious food you enjoy eating so much is actually slowly, stealthily poisoning you, your children, the earth’s entire environment?

 

Chances are you won’t believe it.

 

The truth is, it’s happening on an ever larger scale.

But how is that possible?

 

In this book a chef and a scientist blow the lid off a huge, shameful conspiracy. Can this major threat to your health and that of the planet be combated? Yes, it can, but only if you become aware of how you’re being cheated, of how several scientists, officials, pharmaceutical and other companies, even sections of the media, blinded by big money are conniving and misrepresenting facts, wantonly destroying in one stroke the bounties of nature’s precious heritage and endangering the very future of planet earth.

 

The Great Health Scam

Brings you the real, shocking story…

Translated in: Tamil

Translated by: S. A. vengada Soupraya Nayagar

Publisher/Rights Holder: Thadagam

Date of Publication: 2015

Fukushima, récit d'un désastre / Fukushima, oru perazhivin kathai

Author: Michaël Ferrier

Translated in: Tamil

Translated by: Nagarathinam Krishna

Publisher/Rights Holder: Kalachuvadu publications

Date of Publication: Dec 2016

L'Homme révolté / Puratchiyalan (The Rebel)

Author: Albert Camus

The Rebel (French title: L'Homme révolté) is a 1951 book-length essay by Albert Camus, which treats both the metaphysical and the historical development of rebellion and revolution in societies, especially Western Europe. Camus relates writers and artists as diverse as Epicurus and Lucretius, Marquis de Sade, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Stirner, André Breton, and others in an integrated, historical portrait of man in revolt. Examining both rebellion and revolt, which may be seen as the same phenomenon in personal and social frames, Camus examines several 'countercultural' figures and movements from the history of Western thought and art, noting the importance of each in the overall development of revolutionary thought and philosophy.

Translated in: Bangla

Translated by: Kanchana Mukhopadhyay

Publisher/Rights Holder: Bingsha Shatabdi

Date of Publication: 2016

Anthologie de poèmes / Seine Theke Ganga

Author: André Velter

Bengali literature has a long tradition of translating French books since early nineteenth century. To keep pace with that Bingsha Shatabdi takes various translation projects directly from French. Poetry being one of the most favourite domains of literature is always appreciated by Bengali readers but not many contemporary poetry translations are available. Though worldwide poetry reading is a diminishing trend, Bengali readers develop a special test for French poetry from Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Eduard. But a gap was created as contemporary French poets were not being translated recently.

 

To bridge this gap Bingsha Shatabdi chose the most renowned contemporary French poet André Velter, not only for his poetic impulse, but also for his profound respect and knowledge about India, which he gathered as a troubadour. Widely traveled in India, Afghanistan and central Asia, André’s poems are rich and varied in culture and expression. Recipient of Prix Mallarmé (1990) and Prix Goncourt de Poésie (1996), he explored India’s culture from for north to extreme south.

 

A compilation from André’s seven books, this collection Saine theke Ganga, creats a bridge between India and France. Translating poetry is never an easy task, particularly his rich and specific choice of words demand minute care to transmit the real essence of a foreign language. Poet’s realization, sensitivity and observation are the keyword of this collection an indomitable force generated with poetic expression. The melody of his poems transcendent the flute of a troubadour into the Buddhist limns of Tibet and Gandhar, which finally mingles with the rhythm of Bouls to create the multicultural confluence.

 

His pen sketches the different images starting from sand town Mandawa in Rajasthan upto Chidambaram – the stage of cosmic dance of Nataraja and shore temple of Mahabalipuram. In between lay the Asoka pillar of Sanchi, forest of Sariska. Never accepting the limitation of borders and frontiers, André raised the issue of promised land. His emotion touched the Himalayan picks and bank of river Ganga, which he shared with his love Santal Moudit. His ultimate confession is that after all these years’ travels and vagabond journeys; he finds that there in India at one side and rest of the world on the other. Let this aroma spread among Bengali poetry lovers – after all Alain Borah calls him the best poet after Apollinaire.                             

Translated in: English

Translated by: Chris Turner

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2017

Poésie et photographie / Poetry and Photography

Author: Yves Bonnefoy

The international community of letters mourned the recent death of Yves Bonnefoy, universally acclaimed as one of France’s greatest poets of the last half century. A prolific author, he was often considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize and published a dozen major collections of poetry in verse and prose, several books of dream-like tales, and numerous studies of literature and art. His oeuvre has been translated into scores of languages, and he himself was a celebrated translator of Shakespeare, Yeats, Keats, and Leopardi.

Poetry and Photography is Bonnefoy’s seminal essay on the intricate connections between the two fields as they play out against a background of major works in the history of literature. Bonnefoy is concerned not just with new concepts that photography introduces to the world of images, but also with the ways in which works like Maupassant’s “The Night” perpetuate these concepts. A short, critical text on different forms of artistic creation, masterfully translated by Chris Turner, the volume is an invigorating read.

Translated in: Tamil

Translated by: V. Sriram

Publisher/Rights Holder: Cre-A Publishers

Date of Publication: Jan 2017

Sur la télévision / Tholaikkaatchi: Oru Kannottam

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Tholaikkaatchi: Oru Kannottam is a book by Pierre Bourdieu, transcribing the content of two television programs by Gilles l'Hôte : Sur la télévision et Le champ journalistique produced and broadcast in 1996, as part of a series of courses Collège de France. The program is followed by an article containing the same themes in a more theoretical way : L'emprise du journalisme.

Translated in: Tamil

Translated by: V. Sriram

Publisher/Rights Holder: Cre-A Publishers

Date of Publication: Jan 2017

Terre des Hommes / Kaattru, Manal, Natchaththirangal

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Kaattru, Manal, Natchaththirangal (French title: Terre des hommes) is a memoir by the French aristocrat aviator-writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and a winner of several literary awards. It deals with themes such as friendship, death, heroism, and solidarity among colleagues, and illustrates the author's opinions of what makes life worth living.

Translated in: English

Publisher/Rights Holder: Springer

Date of Publication: 2017

Petties villes et Décentralisation en Inde / Small Towns and Decentralisation in India

Author: Rémi de Bercegol

This book examines the impact that decentralisation reforms, initiated in the early 1990s, have had on small towns in India. It specifically focuses on small towns in Uttar Pradesh, one of the most densely populated and poorest states in India.

Although considered home to one of the oldest urban civilisations, India remains one of the least urbanised regions in the world. At the same time, the country has many million-strong metropolises that are among the world’s largest megacities, as well as a multitude of small and medium-sized towns and cities. This paradoxical urbanisation, against a backdrop of reforms, has interested the scientific community to gain a more nuanced understanding of the changes and challenges involved. This book analyses an urban environment often overlooked by researchers and public authorities, namely, that of small towns. These towns are of vital importance as this is where the bulk of future urban development will take place. However, decades after implementation of the reforms, the majority of reviews and assessments have focused on large cities and so the impacts of the reform on small towns are still poorly understood. This book includes extensive primary data about political, technical and financial municipal issues in small towns of northern India and, is therefore, of interest to students, researchers and planners working on urban and regional studies in the global South.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Nicole and David Ball

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2016

Le canape rouge / The Red Sofa

Author: Michèle Lesbre

In The Red Sofa, we meet Anne, a young woman setting off on the Trans-Siberian Railway in order to find her former lover, Gyl, who left twenty years before. As the train moves across post-Soviet Russia and its devastated landscapes, Anne reflects on her past with Gyl and their patriotic struggles, as well as on the neighbor she has just left behind, Clémence Barrot.

Rocked by the train’s movements Anne is moved by her memory of Clémence, who is old and whose memory is failing, but who has not lost her taste for life and adventure. Ensconced on her red sofa at home, Clémence loves to tell Anne her life story, mourning lost loved ones and celebrating the lives of brave, rebellious women who went before her. Eventually, Anne’s train trip returns her home having not found Gyl, but having found something much more meaningful—herself.
 
“A luminous novel about desire, a clear text about the joy of living.”—Prix Pierre Mac Orlan 2007

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