Dastangoi: Art of ancient storytelling finds a new audience

The Times of India     August 12, 2018


At a small eatery in the city, a niche group has gathered to hear stories. A dastango is spinning yarn with subjects as ddiverse as love, philosophy, wars, deceit or just fantasy. This is the world of Dastangoi — the art of storytelling which was popular in the 16th century.

“Dastan means story and goi means telling it and the one who does this is called dastango,” explains Hussain Rashid, who is the only one in the city taking this form forward.

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