Books whether fictional or non-fictional, requires translation in order to reach to a mass audience. These services help to translate books that help reach a mass audience. There are a lot of books in the world, but not all of them catch the attention of the readers and even fewer get translated.
- Religious books
Bible is one book that is been translated into 2,883 languages. Its New Testament has been translated into 1,329 languages. The Old and New together is been translated into 531 languages. Bible is one of the most read and sold religious books in the world. It has touched an estimated sale of 100 million copies annually. Bible is a collection of ancient religious texts and is considered to be the word of God in both Christianity and Judaism.
Other religious books also feature on the list of the world’s most translated publications. Their publication, Listen to God and Live Forever, has been translated into 583 languages in total. Quaran is also one of the most translated book of all times.
- Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Apart from religion, children’s tale like Pinocchio features on the most translated books. It is the most famous work of a French Aristocrat, poet, writer and a pioneering aviator.
The Little Prince is another children’s tale that has been translated into 253 languages since its publication in 1943. It has been selling two million copies worldwide annually. This tale talks about the encounter of an aspiring painter and a little prince he comes across in a very unnatural way.
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- Twenty thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
When it comes to the top 5 literary works, this one is sure to be on the list. A French naturalist Dr. Aronnax emrbarks on an expedition to haunt a sea monster. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater marvels. It has been translated into 148 languages since it was first published in serial format in 1869-1870. This adventure tale has struck a chord with readers around the world ever since its publication. There are many translation services in Mumbai that do a professional job
- Harry Potter series
This series is sure to be on the list. Eery reader is familiar with the popular series of Harry Potter. After the success of the movie worldwide, books were in great demand and thus needed translation. This series of seven fantasy novels talks about the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, along with his close friends. These stories follow the young wizard’s journey to overcome the dark lord, Voldemort, who aims to conquer the wizarding world, and would destroy those who stand in his way.
J.K. Rowling wrote his first partin 1997. Since its release it has sold millions of copies worldwide and is been translated into 67 languages.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland is another tale that many children are fascinated about. This tale is about a young girl Alice who falls down a rabbit hole, while chasing after a white rabbit in a waistcoat. Alice ends up falling in a fantasy world called ‘Wonderland’ which is populated by some peculiar creatures like March Hare and the Mad Hatter. This tale plays with logic giving it popularity with both adults and children alike.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson novel has been translated into 97 languages.
Translation services in Mumbai help translate these good books. Apart from these there are many regional and non-fictional books that are been translated worldwide.