Author Archana Garodia Gupta added that instead of being represented in the form of raw facts and dates, stories should take center stage and engage children intellectually. “We should see the child as a thoughtful person, not someone you just say something to and expect him to believe.” This highlights how essential it is to take creative liberty in order to improve relativity, but the accuracy of the facts is just as important for a historical narrative. History, inevitably, is a collection of facts that arrive at a singular truth through multiple perspectives, she further explains. “We also believe that the truth is always somewhere in the middle of two points of view. So we say that History is always written by the victors but then you have subordinate stories. It is also important to see the perspectives of travelers who have no skin in the game, who have no reason to put a particular point of view, except that they particularly want to make their books exciting ”, a declared Archana.
The multiple perspectives that are taken into consideration when writing history allow the reader to understand other lives in relation to their own, thus instilling values of empathy and consideration. On top of that, reading the story improves decision-making and judgment, believes author Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, who also added that a sense of identity is shaped by discipline.
Nandini used the phrase “Treasure Troves of the past” for our scriptures, cultural tales and folklore such as the tales of Jataka, the Panchatantra and the Mahabharata, which she believes should be related with little stories and stories. tales that “have been documented but have been picked up by mainstream historical narratives. They have been relegated and forgotten. They have become footnotes, ”concluded a disappointed but hopeful Nandini who then closed the session.
(By: Bhavya Sharma)
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