Sunday, 11 May 2014

S n i p p e t * 7        S T O R Y T E L L E R S

Some of the fondest childhood memories 
for most of us would be of listening to stories lying in the comforting lap of our parents/ grandparents. 

The Pueblo People from New Mexico have given an endearing shape to this tradition, in Clay. Called the 'Storytellers', these Clay figurines portray a gaggle of kids, sprawled around and listening in utter joy to stories from their favorite adult. One of my most precious memories is of my Nana* singing portions from the Ramcharitmanas** to us during the summer breaks. 
 What about yours?!

*   Maternal Grandfather
** Also called the Ramayana of Tulsidas, an epic poem in 'Awadhi', that poetically retells events from the 'Sanskrit' Ramayana.