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Tejaswini Niranjana. Siting Translation: History, Post-Structuralism, and the Colonial Context.
Berkeley-Los Angeles-Oxford: University of California Press, 1992. xii + 204 pp. ISBN 0-520-07451-3 $13.00.

Reviewed by Gurbhagat Singh
Patiala

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Tejaswini Niranjana's Siting Translation is a neo-historicist work to interpret colonial translation in the post-colonial context. To elaborate the theory and practice of translation from her perspective she has critiqued Paul De Man, Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin. Her critique, as it unfolds, becomes both a criticism of the theorists and a construction of her angle with their aid. Invisibly but vitally, she is also influenced by Gramsci, Althusser and Foucault.

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