Diffusione Fiaba by and with Elena Asciutti – Season #5, Re-run of Episode #3: “Journey to India for Diwali, the Festival of Lights”

Friday, 17 Nov 2023, 11:00-12:45

Diffusione Fiaba celebrated “Diwali”, the Indian Festival of Lights, which took place on 12 November! Diwali can be considered like the Indu New Year, marking the victory of good over evil, through the return home (Ayodhya) of Lord Rama – the Hindu God Vishnu in human form – his wife Goddess Sita and his brother Lakshmana after 14-year exile upon the defeat of their rival Ravana, the king of Lanka.

For Diwali celebration, Elena Asciutti welcomed and interviewed the Indian storytellers: Vinita Bhatnagar and Shreya Biswas. Vinita and Shreya talked about Indian oral traditions and their storytelling practice in India, while sharing two traditional stories related to Diwali.

New episode: Friday, 24 November 2023, 18h00 (CET)