List of Storytellers
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About the ISN
The Indian Storytelling Network was founded in Dec 2011 by Geeta Ramanujam
(director of Kathalaya and its Academy of
Storytelling, in Bangalore); and Eric Miller (director of the World Storytelling Institute
and Chennai Storytelling
Associaton, in Chennai). Actually, the ISN is Geeta's idea, and
Eric is assisting: in this way, they are co-facilitating the ISN.
The ISN is inspired by the International
Storytelling Network (based in Spain), the USA National Storytelling Network, and
other Storytelling Organisations around the world.
The founding of the ISN might mark the coming-of-age in India of the global
Storytelling Revival, which began in the late '60s in places such as the USA.
The Indian Storytelling Network builds upon India's myriad splendid ancient
Aspects of the mission of the Indian Storytelling Network include:
Letting members of the public know what Storytellers in
what locations are available as performers and trainers.
Enabling the Storytellers to network amongst themselves.
Facilitating Festivals and Conferences.
Communicating with other Storytelling Organisations around the World.
ways of using Stories and Storytelling for Education (including as
parts of School Curriculums). The ISN aspires to be a resource for
Developing ways of using Stories and Storytelling for Therapy
(Psychological healing). It is time for Storytelling Therapy to
take its place alongside Drama Therapy, Dance Therapy, Music Therapy, Art
Therapy, and Play Therapy.
Developing ways of using Stories and Storytelling for Coaching.
ISN draws upon many ancient Indian traditions regarding developing ways of
using Stories and Storytelling for Education, Therapy, and Coaching.
research regarding forms of traditional Storytelling in India; documenting
these traditions, supporting continuations and modernisations of these
traditions, and presenting all of this to the public.
Exploring ways of telling traditional Indian stories to members of the
contemporary Indian public -- in the Vernacular languages, and in
English. To help further develop the Creativity, Compassion, Powers of
Imagination and Reasoning, and Communication Skills of all concerned.
To Be Listed on an ISN
The fee for a listing (with bio-data, description of storytelling-related services
offered, etc) is Rs 500 per year.
additional details, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
ISN does not yet have an e-mail announcement or discussion group of its
join (Chennai-based) World Storytelling Institute's e-mail announcement
group, please e-mail to email@example.com .
join (Bangalore-based) Kathalaya's e-mail announcement group, please e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org .
join Storytell, a global discussion group about storytelling, please click here.
of these e-mail groups could be joined by anyone for no fee.
Please see "Upcoming
“Aspects of the
Storytelling Revival in India”, by Eric Miller, PhD
In the Press
Chennai Storytelling Festival
2014, on 7-9 Feb.
Three days of free storytelling-related workshops on the theme, Storytelling and Healing.
Indian Storytelling Network
Ms. Geeta Ramanujam
Phone: 080 2668 9856
Dr. Eric Miller
World Storytelling Institute, Chennai
Mobile: 98403 94282