Storytelling: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass rendered into Urdu


The lost form of Urdu story telling — Dastangoi — was rediscovered at The Attic, a cozy little venue at the Regal Building in Connaught Place by a group of children.

The venue was packed to the brim with young kids, as well as adults on Tuesday to listen to an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass titled Dastan Alice ki .

The dastangos Poonan and Ankit took the audience through Alice’s journey telling the story in a style that has long been forgotten. They made the characters come alive through modulation in voice, facial expression and comic timing.

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