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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0008

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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