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Laura Gibbs

Week 14 Indian Epics Curation

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Here is my new post for Indian Epics

It's not quite the end of the semester yet, but I decided to give myself the special treat of starting a new audiobook and I was thrilled to find a book by Amish Tripathi at! It's Oath of the Vayuputras:


I'm working on a new "Elephant" unit for the Myth-Folklore class but of course many of the stories for that unit are from India. I love chain tales, so of course I was delighted to find this chain tale: The Little Blackbird from E.M. Gordon's Indian Folk Tales: Being Side-lights on Village Life in Bilaspore, Central Provinces (1908). This is an Indian blackbird:


I was also delighted to find this blog post (thanks to my friend Vanessa at Google+): In Search of Indian Comics (Part One): Folk Roots and Traditions by Henry Jenkins - see the blog post for lots of great illustrations like this one from the contemporary graphic novel, Bhimayana: Incidents in the Life of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: