VASSALINI, Ida

VASSALINI, Ida. Verona 1891 — Milano 21.12.1953. Italian Poet and Translator. Daughter of Bartolomeo V. and Itala Abati. Became early interested in classical and oriental philology, in philosophy and poetry. Studies at Padova and Milano. Worked as teacher in Milano. Refused from joining the fascist association and almost lost her position. After the war living in Verona. She spent ten years in translating the Gītā, in last years worked on the Dhammapada. Active in cultural, pacifist and international organizations.

Publications: transl. Tagore: Nazionalismo. 1923.

transl. Bhagavadgita (Il canto del Beato). Traduzione in esametri dal sanscrito. 138 p. Bari 1943.

Books not related with India.

Sources: E. Zampini, “Solo l’ideale è vero: la voce ritrovata di Ida Vassalini”, Bollettino della Società Letteraria 2012, 183-202.

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