Making myths from the mythical

Arundhuti Dasgupta |  Sep 17, 2016 12:08 AM IST

The problem with mythology and folklore is that they resist being tied up in tape, however elegant it may be. Those telling the stories and those listening to them are free to draw their interpretations, but they cannot stop the stories from rolling on and gathering more listeners and interpretations along the way. Neither king nor priest in the past managed to wrap it all up as neatly as many modern-day mythologists and devotees are trying to do - though they must have tried given the power that derives from a tightly woven singular narrative.....

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