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Table 4: WhatsApp and Me

Most of use WhatsApp today and are used to being forwarded all kinds of posts. We might also do this ourselves. A huge amount of knowledge is being shared in this way today. On this table, we'll use some WhatsApp forwards examples to see how much of the history / current stories we hear are mainly told from the perspective of people with power or status. Through examples from Indian stories, we will see the unseen consequences of how a story is told: the benefits and the harms for us as individuals, as members of our communities and larger society.

Some resources we referred to when creating our activity for this table

HT Smartcast Podcast: Manjula Narayan talks to Upinder Singh, author of "Ancient India: Culture of Contradictions"


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