Ankit Chadha | Dastango

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Event: Dastangoi | Ankit Chadha
Date: Satuday, 11th February, 2017
Time: 6.45 pm

This is a dastangoi presentation about nomadic pastoralists and the settled world. The story follows the trails and trials of a neglected people, a forgotten way of life - told in a forgotten style of storytelling. Like the herder following the herd, storyteller Ankit Chadha has followed the herders in Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan, to bring us their tales of living lightly on this earth. Speaking of coexistence and sustainability, this tale was originally told for Living Lightly, a curated exhibit on pastoral lifestyles.

Woven and told by Ankit Chadha
Duration: 1 hour (with Introduction)
Language: Hindustani
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Ankit Chadha, a writer, researcher and storyteller, specializes in weaving research-based narratives for Dastangoi - the centuries-old traditional art of storytelling. His writing varies from biographical accounts of personalities like Kabir and Dara Shikoh, to modern folk tales on corporate culture and the internet. Ankit also works for young audiences, and has performed the Urdu adaptations of children’s classics including Alice and The Little Prince. He is the author of the award-winning book for children, “My Gandhi Story” and the recently released “Amir Khusrau - The Man in Riddles”.