Modern retellings of ancient mythology for the future
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Today, India celebrates Janmashtami to celebrate Lord Krishna’s birth. The present generation, although globalized, struggles when it comes to festivals across religions and ethnicities back home. There is a lot of positive takeaways from religions across the globe if viewed rationally and with a modern perspective.
For this newsletter, we have covered modern retellings of Hindu Mythology across genres - feminism, modernity, economics, relationships, etc.
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- “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost: Tuesday, 31st August 2021 | 9 PM IST | Poetry
- Why Startups Fail - article by Harvard Business Review: Wednesday, 1st September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Startups
- TED Circle about 'Irrational' - The biology of our best and worst selves Thursday, 2nd September 2021 | 9 PM IST | TED Circles
- Why Nerds are Unpopular? - based on an article by Paul Graham Friday, 3rd September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Psychology
- Character Analysis - Sasuke Uchiha from the Naruto Series: Saturday, 4th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Book Discussion
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How has reading feminist retellings of Hindu Mythology changed your perspective on epic tales?
Writing the women's perspective of Hindu Mythology is catching up as we move towards gender equality. If you have read any of the feminist retellings, share with us how it has changed your perspective on the mythical epics.
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Harshala curates a list of - Top 5 books on modern retellings of Hindu Mythology — Mahabharata
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The Devdutt Pattanaik Show - podcast by Radio Mirchi
The podcast aims to make Indian mythology easy to understand and relatable for the younger audience. The show is crafted around issues & subjects that apply to our daily lives by integrating startling and interesting stories from mythology to address them.
Ahalya by Sujoy Ghosh | Short Film | 14 mins | by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films
Suspense, seduction, deceit. A perfect short which makes you want to hold on to your seat. An epic retold in a modern fashion. Watch this nail-biting thriller starring the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee directed by Sujoy Ghosh.
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