A Cross-Cultural Exploration

Analysing the English Translation of 'Aage Samandar Hai' by Husain in Context of Diasporic Discourse


  • Nazia Nisar Cheema Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Languages and Translation Studies University of Gujrat
  • Dr. Muhammad Javed Iqbal Lecturer, Centre for Languages and Translation Studies, University of Gujrat
  • Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Qasim Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics Govt. College University, Faisalabad




ST. TT, Translation, Nostalgia, Hybridity, Identity Construction, Critical Multimodal Discourse Analysis, Diaspora


The study aims to investigate the Diasporic discourses in the English translation of the Urdu novel “Age Samandar hai” by Intizar Husain. Lexical choices and translation strategies are explored to know how Diasporic discourses are constructed in ST and TT, respectively. The basic aim of this study is to investigate how diasporic discourses are reconstructed in the process of their translation.  The study is qualitative. Bhaba’s perspective is used as a theoretical framework in this study. This research examines the role of the translator in constructing the Diasporic discourses. The translator has chosen different translation strategies to manipulate the ST for the reconstruction of Diasporic discourses. For this purpose, this study compares both ST and TT. The researcher explores the use of translation strategies of foreignization, deletion, omission, and substitution that the translator used while translating diasporic discourses. The present study will contribute to diasporic studies and will bring a fruitful contribution for future researchers in diasporic discourse studies.


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How to Cite

Nisar Cheema, N., Iqbal, D. M. J., & Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Qasim. (2024). A Cross-Cultural Exploration : Analysing the English Translation of ’Aage Samandar Hai’ by Husain in Context of Diasporic Discourse. Inception - Journal of Languages and Literature, 3(2), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.36755/ijll.v3i2.70