Chitra grew up listening to stories and telling stories. Her first storytelling in public was in primary school when she was 7 and in Year 2. She told a story from the Indian myths and won first prize.
In India, stories are interwoven into daily life – the gods we pray to, the habits we have, the proverbs we hear are all based on stories, parables and the epics and the myths.
Chitra loves folktales and animal tales from all across the world. From the Panchantantra to Jataka,, the tales from Korea, Vietnam or Native American animal and folktales, trickster tales from India and Africa, – Chitra loves discovering old stories anew.
As part of her telling repertoire Chitra will do storytelling events as below:
The tales from the Mughal Dynasty of Akbar filled with wit and wisdom. Four tales filled with tricky situations and clever escapades of Birbal pitting his wit against the mighty emperor Akbar.
The Festival of Lights Or Is it?
The story of Diwali across India. There are three different stories of why Diwali is celebrated across India. Have you heard all of them?
Prem and Pyar – Stories of Love
Viswamitra and Menaka fall in love and their love-child is abandoned. The little girl grows up as Shakuntala and her story of love is riddled with problems, curses and abandonment too.
All stories are suitable for anyone over the age of 7. Each of the shows is 45 minutes long and suitable for schools, libraries and community events.
Chitra is also an author of children’s books and does school visits and workshops. For school visits that include workshops and writing, please visit this page.
For details and booking of storytelling at an event, please fill in the form below.