Verrier Elwin as the Presenter of the Tales of the Tribes; Verrier Elwin as the Storyteller

The role of the Presenter
The five stories of the Tales of the Tribes series will  presented by a Master of Ceremonies who introduces each story, contextualizes it and invites audience participation through the offer of  a Trophy for the story that wins the most votes from the audience.

  • A cross cultural figure like Elwin can assist the stories to translate across cultures.
  • Little is known about Verrier Elwin outside Indian anthropology. By adapting Elwin as the animated presenter character for the series of films, the aim is to introduce him to young audiences.

A short documentary film about the Workshop to develop Verrier Elwin as the Presenter of the Tales of the Tribes that took place in August 2016, at Centurion University, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.