Dehradun, Sept. 6 -- Eleven Weeks to go!

"You taught me language; and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse.

The red plague rid you/ For teaches me your language!"

(William Shakespeare - The Tempest)

These lines spoken by the native islander, Caliban, to Prospero who appropriated Caliban's island claiming to have civilised him reflect the symbiotic relationship between culture and language. The language and literature of a region, place or country is firmly grounded in its locale and culture. English language has no significance beyond a proficiency to know how to curse in English for an illiterate, simple islander Caliban alien to European/English culture.

In the present age of multilingualism, translation has emerged as one of t...