Youth are great listeners: Tripathi
The ninth session of talk that took place on the second day of Arth, ‘We the country of Storytellrs’ Eminent personalities from literal and historical fields were the panellists and Hari Kiran
Vadlamani moderated the discussion. Indian author Amish Tripathi author and columnist Kishwar Desai, Dr. Nagaraj Paturi, who has contributed two new Vedic Science ideas. Makarand R Paranjape, an Indian poet and the director of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, were the panellists.
Tripathi said, “The main purpose of storytelling is to remember our past. We need story telling to learn about our past, tradition and culture. If you have a story teller that is traditional bound, it won’t work in modern times. Like the Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas was for the audience of the 16th century. People go deep in tradition and maintain the status quo, but it won’t appeal to the younger generation.”
Kishwar Desai, apprised, “Ours is a country where oral storytelling is very important and that’s how we learned about Ramayan, Mahabharat. We have even created the first National Museum of Partition which has 14 different galleries with 14 different stories about our partition and oral histories.
Author Tripathi also said, “Attention span of youth is great, if you give them good content they will spend an entire weekend for the book or on an online series to understand it.”
Teejan Bai an exponent of Pandavani, a traditional performing art form, from Chhattisgarh seen at Arth, Cultural Festival’19, Visitors at the various workshops held during Arth