Dastangoi: The word Dastangoi refers to the art of storytelling, it is a compound of two Persian words Dastan and goi which means to tell a Dastan. Dastans were epics, often oral in nature, which were recited or read aloud and in essence were like medieval romances everywhere. Telling tales of adventure, magic and warfare, Dastans mapped new worlds and horizons, encountered the unseen and protected the hero through many travails and lovers as he moved on his quest.
By: Ankit Chadha, a writer, researcher and storyteller, specializes in weaving new narratives for Dastangoi - the art of storytelling. His writing varies from biographical accounts of personalities like Kabir and Dara Shikoh; to modern folk tales on nomadic pastoralism and the Internet. He has spoken on Dastans at Princeton, Harvard and Yale.
About The Organiser
We believe in creating inclusive and enriching discourse about culture. Hence this October, we bring together some of India’s leading artists, travelers, historians and cultural experts for this grand festival. To meet its intended vision, Indigene will include and represent the wonderful work of all arts and cultural organizations in the city and also around it. Indigene is an Artsphere and Black Swan Journeys collaboration
Duration: 1 hour (with introduction)
Woven and told by: Ankit Chadha
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