Friday, May 7, 2021
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Creative Writing – Through the Storytelling of the Mahabharata & Ancient Mythologies

Dates: 3rd, 4th, and 7th, and 8th of May.

A series of four workshops that will retell the stories of some of the most interesting myths and legends, as well as educate kids about the Mahabharata and also stories from Greek mythology.

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Dates: 3rd, 4th, and 7th, and 8th of May.
Fee: Rs. 2000 for 4 workshops (includes feedback on writing)
15% discount if siblings join together


A series of four workshops that will retell the stories of some of the most interesting myths and legends, as well as educate kids about the Mahabharata and also stories from Greek mythology.

With a focus on little-known stories of the Mahabharat, to those of ancient Greek mythologies – the workshop will not only cover the stories but will explore the art of writing and teach how to write their own adaptations.

We all know about the Kauravas and the Pandavas, and how a great war was fought to bring in a new age. But do we know how Arjuna got his famous bow, the Gandiva, and an inexhaustible quiver of arrows? Or how Krishna got his Sudarshan Chakra?

Who captured Bhima, the mightiest of all warriors during their exile? And who was Krishna Dwyipayana? There’s a lot more to the enthralling tale of the Mahabharata than we realise.

Influencing many authors, national and international, the Mahabharata is a piece of history and tradition. Learn about a story that has fascinated generations for thousands of years. Learn to adapt parts of the Mahabharata into plays and stories. And understand one of the greatest of literatures more closely.

Dates: 3rd, 4th, and 7th, and 8th of May.

Session Plan:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Introduction to the Mahabharata Myths and LegendsPresentations & DiscussionRemaining Presentations & Discussion
The story of Mahabharata- introduction and discussion  Quick recap of the previous session Presentation of the stories Presentation of the stories
A quiz where the children will guess the famous characters based on the descriptions provided Discussion on their favorite characters and why they like them.
Which weapons/powers they wish they had and what they would do with it 
Discussion on their presentations What they liked most about writing these stories
Why is the Mahabharata so important?

Little known stories from the Mahabharata

How has it influenced our society and current times?
A few fun facts about the epic and how it has influenced international literature and authors Their challenges
Parallels between Mahabharata and other ancient mythologies, especially Greek Brainstorming ideas on how they would like to adapt Mahabharata as a play. Which part would they like to adapt & why Q&A
Adaptations of Mahabharata in film and TV Pointers on how to write your own adaptations.   Gathering ideas   Mind mapping   Decisions to be made (point of view, symbols – colours, animals, weather)   Story mapping   Summing up Further discussions related to the topic
Write your adaptations!

Choose a part of the story to adapt

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