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How India’s ancient myths are being rewritten

Modern writers are retelling India’s legendary Hindu tales – often through a feminist lens. Why is this important? Akanksha Singh takes a look.

Storytelling is an innately human quality; one that crosses cultures and languages.

  • Akanksha Singh
  • BBC

Just as my sister and I huddled together as children while our mother read to us each night, so too did our forebears.

“We do not lend the hearth quite the importance that our ancestors did, Greek or otherwise,” Stephen Fry writes in Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold.

It was the hearth where ancient humans gathered to keep warm, and…

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