Heavenly Stories: Bollywood Dreams

Mahabarata film poster (© YouTube)

India literature produced the single longest poem in history, the great epic Mahabarata. Today the ancient story-telling and poetry recital traditions of India live on in “Bollywood”, the world’s biggest film industry and India’s thriving Bombay-based answer to Hollywood. Every Indian knows the stories of the heroes and heroines of the Mahabarata– Rama and Sita and Krishna and Hanuman and hundreds of others– and they relive these stories and learn their lessons when they go to the movies.

Produced and presented by Dheera Sujan

Broadcast in Sound Fountain