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Translating Dhumketu – Writer, Translator Jenny Bhatt (Gujarati)

Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, and book critic. Her latest translation is The Shehnai Virtuoso and Other Stories by Dhumketu, the pioneer of the modern Gujarati short story. She has taught creative writing at Writing Workshops Dallas and the PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship Program. She resides in the Dallas, Texas, area and is currently a Ph.D. student of literature at the University of Texas at Dallas. Find her at Sign up for her popular, free newsletters: We Are All Translators and Historical Fiction Craft Notes.

She spoke about her writing, getting the work published, Craft of Translation, contemporary Gujarati literature, the book “The Shehnai Virtuoso’ and the contribution of writer Dhumketu to Gujarati Literature.

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