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What makes the ancient Sanskrit fables of the Panchatantra so durable and well travelled? What role did live storytelling have in their origin and steady migration? What is the function of such stories, if any, beyond entertainment? Why are they so beautiful and hauntingly compelling?

Ramsay Wood was a founding member of the former College of Storytellers (1980 - 1991). He
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Paperback, First edition, 28 pages
Published 2011 by Institute for Cultural Research
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Ramsay Wood was born in Texas in 1943 and as a kid lived in Belgium, Vietnam, the Philippines, Scotland and France.

He was a teenage apprentice in Saigon to the photographer Henri Huet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Huet). He ditched college in 1964 to study karate and photography with Robert E Fulton III (http://www.americabyair.com/abillionc...) before becoming a freelance photojournalist i
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