Mr. Sunil Ganguly, a top-ranking poet and novelist of India is the
current President of India's Sahitya Academy (Academy of Literature).
the 60 years of the Academy's history, Mr. Ganguly is the second
President from West Bengal. In this interview, Mr. Ganguly explained
the role of the Academy in creating a bridge between the many different races,
languages and literature of India.
Apart from giving the annual
prestigious literary award to eminent poets and novelists of different
Indian languages, the Academy translates literature from one Indian
language to others By publishing these works, it connects literary
personalities of different states of India.
Mr. Ganguly acknowledged
that due to a dearth of English translations of Indian literature, the
richness and wealth of Indian literary treasure is yet to be
internationally known. The Academy, he said, is aware of this sad aspect
and will try hard to translate Indian literary works in to English and
other European languages.