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Breaking Barriers: The Art and Science of Translation by Paul Smith

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Translation is a captivating field that allows ideas and information to cross cultural boundaries, connecting people who speak different languages. One individual who has mastered the craft of translation is none other than Paul Smith, a renowned expert in the field. Join us as we dive into the world of translation, exploring its intricacies and uncovering the valuable contributions made by Paul Smith.

The Art of Translation

Translation is not simply about converting words from one language to another; it involves capturing the essence, nuances, and cultural context of the original text. Paul Smith has dedicated his career to refining the art of translation, employing a delicate balance of creativity and linguistic expertise. With each translation project, he strives to preserve the author's voice and intentions, ensuring that the audience experiences the true essence of the work.

From literary classics to contemporary novels, Paul Smith has worked on a diverse range of texts, immersing himself in the world of each piece. His ability to grasp the underlying emotions and intricacies within the original text allows him to effectively convey these elements to readers in a different language. Through his translations, readers are transported to foreign lands, capturing the vivid imagery and cultural nuances that make each work unique.

DIVAN of JIGAR The Great Urdu Sufi Poet: Translation Introduction Paul Smith
DIVAN of JIGAR The Great Urdu Sufi Poet: Translation & Introduction Paul Smith
by Paul Smith(Kindle Edition)

4.5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 1090 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 89 pages
Lending : Enabled

The Science of Translation

While translation involves an artistic touch, it also relies on meticulous research and technical skills. Paul Smith is known for his attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and precision in his translations. His extensive knowledge of linguistic structures, grammar rules, and idiomatic expressions enables him to produce flawless translations.

Moreover, Paul Smith stays updated with the latest advancements in translation technology. He takes advantage of cutting-edge translation software and tools to improve the efficiency and accuracy of his work. By combining the art of translation with the science of technology, he achieves remarkable results.

The Impact of Translation

Translation plays a vital role in fostering global communication and understanding. Through his contributions, Paul Smith has helped bridge cultural gaps, allowing literary works, academic papers, and important documents to reach a wider audience. His dedication to accurate and impactful translations has garnered him numerous accolades and recognition within the field.

By enabling access to knowledge and ideas, translation helps break down barriers and promotes mutual respect among diverse cultures. It allows individuals to connect, share experiences, and learn from one another. Paul Smith's translations have brought people closer together, fostering a sense of unity in a fragmented world.

Translation is an art form that requires a deep understanding of language, culture, and the human experience. Paul Smith embodies the essence of a skilled translator, seamlessly blending his creative flair with technical expertise. Through his work, he has enriched the literary world, opening doors for readers to explore foreign lands and gain new perspectives.

As we celebrate the contributions of Paul Smith, we recognize the significance of translation in our interconnected world. It is through the efforts of individuals like him that barriers are broken, and the power of language is harnessed to unite humanity.

DIVAN of JIGAR The Great Urdu Sufi Poet: Translation Introduction Paul Smith
DIVAN of JIGAR The Great Urdu Sufi Poet: Translation & Introduction Paul Smith
by Paul Smith(Kindle Edition)

4.5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 1090 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 89 pages
Lending : Enabled

DIVAN of JIGAR The Great Urdu Sufi Poet.Translation & Paul Smith. Ali Sikander Moradabadi (takhallus or pen-name, Jigar… meaning ‘heart or liver’) was born in Moradabad in Uttar Pradash, India. If one talks of later Urdu ghazal… the cream of poets is Jigar, the ’Prince of the Urdu ghazal!’ Jigar was admired and read by many and his works launched him into a realm of his own, he was more popular than princes and regents. He had a large following among the ordinary people. His fame transcended religious and language barriers. Although his poetry was in Urdu, his works were loved in the Hindu and Muslim communities. Although his poems are in the traditional ghazal form, he was considered modern and he is believed to have reinvigorated the Urdu ghazal. He was a great admirer of beauty and painted a living picture of it in his ghazals, but not stopping at that, his description of beauty carries one to a different timeless place where Eternal Beauty reigns supreme. This is true Sufism. This is the largest translation of his poems in English and the only one keeping the correct rhyme structure of the originals. on his Life, Times & Poetry and on Urdu Poetry & The Ghazal in Urdu Poetry, Selected Bibliography. Large Print (16pt) & Large Format (8” x 10”) Edition. 182 pages. Comments on Paul Smith’s Translation of Hafiz’s ‘Divan’. “It is not a joke... the English version of all the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. “Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by heart.Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages… including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Mahsati, Lalla Ded, Makhfi, Ghalib, Iqbal, Rahman Baba, Bedil, Baba Farid and many others, as well as his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children’s books and screenplays. New Humanity Books.

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