Language is not just a tool, but a reflection of its surrounding culture, people, media, and socio-politics. Therefore, the true essence of a language can never truly be translated into another. Certain words and expressions can only be fully understood by interacting with the culture and the people it has grown from. Untranslate explores the barrier between languages through the subjective experiences of people. The book delves into the idea of home through accounts of people from around the world. Each of the 10 chapters features a different language as narrated by one or more native speakers.
Untranslate creates a platform where one can grapple with intricate cultures through language and vice-versa. It celebrates the unique identities of communities and roots itself in the idea that pluralism creates a sense of harmony.