Dr. Vidya Kamat, Founding Member, Secretary, Center for Study of Mythology and Culture, Goa, will present her research on roadside shrines in urban spaces. The centre document the myths of the region and its oral history traditions. Through this, they hope to provide a creative and scholarly exposition of the diverse heritage of myths that enrich the cultures of the region and the patterns that emerge therein.
Roadside shrines are a common sight in India. In urban spaces and metropolitan cities like Mumbai, they come across as reminders of migrant histories. Once established, these shrines have their own trajectories of growth and local histories. This illustrated talk will give some insights into making of road side shrines and people who build them.