Ramesh Prasad Adhikary


This research paper was conducted to investigate the degrees of equivalence while translating a Nepali Novel ‘Seto Bagh’ into English as ‘The Wake of the White Tiger’. Both versions of the novel were used as the sources of data to find out how it was tried to get optimum degree of equivalence. The qualitative data were used with survey design and later they were analyzed. Fifty cultural terms were randomly selected from the novel named ‘The Wake of The White Tiger’ and ‘Seto Bagh’ and analyzed in it. Among six degrees of equivalence, mostly the optimum degree of equivalence found to be used. The partial, poor and zero equivalents are also found to some extent. Literal translation, sense translation, definition, substitution and transliteration are also used in it.


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