Youth are great lis­ten­ers: Tri­pathi

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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.”

—BB YA­DAV/DNA

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

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