Thursday, January 26, 2012

‘Critical Editions’ of 14 books launched in Hyderabad

Jumbo Editorial Team

The exploits of Lemuel Gulliver in the land of Lilliputs and giants are well and truly known. The much acclaimed classic ‘Gulliver's Travels', written by Jonathan Swift has remained a popular favourite book for children down the ages. But not many people may be aware of the fact that Swift also provided a critical political commentary on the then prevailing conditions in Europe through this book.

In an effort to provide such critical analysis to students at an affordable price, the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) launched 14 books, on January 26, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

The books included ‘Critical Editions' of classics like Gulliver's Travels, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Jane Austen's Emma along with other translations and compilations. The books have been published in association with Orient Black Swan Publications.

The books were translated and edited by EFLU faculty and are being made available in the market by Orient Black Swan. Apart from these classics, the books also included a Russian translation of short Telugu poetry called ‘Nanilu' written by Prof. Gopi, a German-English-Telugu Trilingual Dictionary, and, translations of German, Russian and French books into English.

“Studying and understanding these books is very important for students of literature. While students who attend classes have the privilege of receiving such knowledge from the lecturers, the ones who take a correspondence course are often deprived of such knowledge. These books will be helpful for those who take the courses through distance education,” Paul Gunashekar, Dean Publications, EFLU said.

The books were launched by the famous Osmania University Vice Chancellor, S Satyanarayana, at a function in EFLU. Nine students, who had represented EFLU in various international forums to present their research papers, were also felicitated at the function. A total of 44 students from EFLU participated in various international seminars.

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