Reports Katha Manch: session of stories at the Vidya Bhawan summer camp

Gupta, Ria (2018) Reports Katha Manch: session of stories at the Vidya Bhawan summer camp. Language and Language Teaching, 7 (1). pp. 77-79. ISSN 2277-307X

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Human beings are meaning making animals, thus we are embedded in layers and layers of narratives to make sense of who we are. In that sense stories are what make us human. Stories bind all of us together as a family, as a society, as humans. Every society known to us has story-telling as one of its mediums for entertainment and education. Through stories from around the world, one can understand and empathize with people one has never known or met. The attractive world of stories motivates the Katha Manch-which is a registered trust dedicated to stories- to read, listen and create them, so that later they can be narrated to children. Storytelling is necessary for the transmission of experience, it not only allows us to experience new things but also allows us a window into knowing things that we couldn't have known otherwise. It is this potentiality of a story that makes it so powerful and such a treasure which always needs to be passed on to the next generation

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Gupta, Ria
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Workshop Storytelling transmission experience
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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