Origin stories

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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
‘Creation myths’, basically stories and lore that explain how the world and life began, are universal, and diverge across states, countries, indigenous communities, and even religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In fact, to paraphrase Levi-Strauss, we may not even realise…
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Menka Singh
Myths and legends play an essential role in creating the history of a region. Unlike academic history, the indigenous notion of history resonates more with the idea of 'itihaas' (Thapar 2013), or that which has been. It is the belief in what happened and not the reality of the events that took…
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