The Indian Tradition Of Storytelling

You’ve most likely been listening to and telling stories ever since you started to communicate. Ever wondered about our country’s rich tradition of storytelling?

By Sindhu Sivalingam

“My mother remembers stories of Weretigers, who were considered to be guardians to certain clans in the community. She recalled a story from her grandmother about a great great grandmother who safely travelled from one village to another, with a tiger following her steps and guarding her. She never saw the tiger, but felt his presence,” says Lapdiang Syiem, a Shillong-based theatre artist, writer and performer.

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