Lifetime Achievement award to Prof. Annie Montaut
The Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde, Alliance Française de Delhi and Bhartiya Anuvad Parishad (Translator’s Association of India) have the pleasure of welcoming you to the
Dr. Gargi Gupta Anuvad Shree Award Ceremony honoring Annie Montaut
Dr. Gargi Gupta Anuvad Shree Samman is given to the personality who has dedicated his whole life to the Translation. The Translator’s Association of India is the first to initiate the bright tradition of honouring and awarding the Translation activists. The bestowal of the coveted title upon Prof. Annie Montaut celebrates her lifetime achievement in the filed of Hindi literature.
followed by the Gargi Gupta Memorial Lecture 2012
entitled “The Laws of Hospitality” by Annie Montaut
In the presence of His Excellency Mr. Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India, and Shri Ashok Vajpeyi as the Chief Guest
Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 at 6.30 pm
at M.L. Bhartia Auditorium
Alliance Française de Delhi
72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
About the Chief guest and Recipient of the award:
Ashok Vajpeyi is an Indian poet in Hindi, essayist, literary-cultural critic, apart from being a noted cultural administrator, and a former civil servant. He has published over 23 books of poetry, criticism and art. Over the years he served Secretary of Culture, Union Ministry of Culture, and as Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindu University; chairman, Bharat Bhavan Trust; trustee, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA); member, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), executive board member of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, and Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi India’s National Academy of Arts. His work has been translated into many Indian languages, besides in English, French (translated by Annie Montaut) and Polish. As a translator, he translated works of four major poets of Poland, Czeslaw Milosz, W. Szymborska, Z.Herbert and T.Rozewicz into Hindi. After his retirement for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), he continues to live in Delhi.
Annie Montaut is a professor of Hindi and Linguistics at National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO), Paris. She is also a literary translator. She has translated the works of Nirmal Verma, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Jainendra Kumar, Anupam Mishra and Alka Saraogi, Ashok Vajpeyi and authored a book on Hindi Grammar (Lincom-Europa, Indo-European Series, 2004). She is presently working on a book on contemporary Hindi literature and its styles.