Chinese writer’s translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s works draws ire

BEIJING: A Chinese writer has translated Rabindranath Tagore’s works with “vulgar” sexual connotations, drawing sharp condemnation from the admirers of the Nobel Laureate in China who termed it as a desperate attempt to gain popularity.

“There’s a fine line between imprinting creative works with unique personality and screaming for attention,” columnist Raymond Zhou wrote in state-run China Daily, criticising the writer, Feng Tang, who has published new translations of Tagore’s poems.

“Feng just crossed it, when he translated Tagore’s tranquil verse into a vulgar selfie of hormone saturated innuendo,” Zhou wrote in his column titled “Lust in translation”.

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