One of the greatest writers of short fiction in history, Anton Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer during the late 19th and early 20th century. As his works have been translated to many languages, Chekhov’s short stories have always gained much appreciation from the readers worldwide.
But for the first time, Pankaj Malviya, the senior professor at Department of Russian Panjab University, Chandigarh, has translated Chekhov’s plays from Russian to Hindi. On Saturday, the professor released his book titled Rang Chekhov at the Evening Studies Auditorium, Panjab University.
To begin with, Pankaj shares that he was working on Chekhov’s write-ups from past 12 years and to translate his plays into Hindi, it took him a complete decade.
“You know, there was a time when his stories were negated by people and nobody bothered what he wanted to say through his writings. But, today they mean a lot in the world of short stories and theatre plays,” says Pankaj.
In his book, he has translated Chekhov’s two short stories and a collection of his one-act plays.
“I have even suggested Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi to include these fresh plays into their curriculum so that people can watch something new in Chandigarh’s theatre,” shares the professor.
Keeping Chekhov’s writing style in mind, the professor has explored his sense of dramatic hilarity, his focus on the problems of a common man, and much more.
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