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Phiroze Vasunia

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199203239

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.001.0001

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Aristophanes’ Wealth and Dalpatram’s Lakshmi

Aristophanes’ Wealth and Dalpatram’s Lakshmi

(p.279) 7 Aristophanes’ Wealth and Dalpatram’s Lakshmi
The Classics and Colonial India

Phiroze Vasunia

Oxford University Press

The poet Dalpatram Dahyabhai translated Aristophanes’ comedy Wealth (Plutus) into Gujarati in the middle of the nineteenth century. He undertook the translation in collaboration with Alexander Kinloch Forbes, a British administrator and lover of Gujarati literature. The chapter looks at the translation of Aristophanes and situates it in the context of colonial Gujarat.

Keywords:   dalpatram dahyabhai, a. k. forbes, aristophanes, wealth, plutus, gujarat, gujarati

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