The Murty Classical Library of India, the foundation set up by Rohan Murty, son of Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy, is all set to release its first volume of books which are English translations of classics in various Indian languages. The MCLI, set up by Murty four years ago at the Harvard University, aims to bring classical works from a wide range of Indian languages to the global audience.
According to information available on the website, “Many classic Indic texts have never reached a global audience while others are becoming increasingly inaccessible even to Indian readers. The creation of a classical library of India is intended to reintroduce these works to a new generation of readers.”
Murty, who worked for little more than a year at Infosys from June 2014 as an executive assistant to the-then chairman NR Narayana Murthy, will be launching this Library in India in New Delhi on January 15. This will be followed by a similar event in Bengaluru on January 21.
The MCLI series will provide modern English translations of classical works, many for the first time, across a vast array of Indian languages.