The Mizo tribe, nestled in the southernmost tip of North-East India, have numerous tales and lores which are infused with the wisdom, beliefs, values, and traditions of its culture and society; and these values and beliefs are transmitted from generation to generation, originally through oral presentation. Since the 1980s, when the written script was introduced by the Christian Missionaries, a large number of oral narratives have been documented and analysed and the Mizo society and culture have also undergone a huge transformation. In recent time, the advancement in digital technology has somehow shifted the art of storytelling; from a person next to us to a voice that is heard and seen through digital devices. “Digital storytelling” is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of everyday people who use digital tools to tell their story. The use of digital devices for storytelling has seen a rapid rise within the Mizo society in the past years. Using captivating animations, vibrant colours, and engaging sound effects, the digital narrations captures the essence of Mizo culture and storytelling. This paper aims to present a study of the rise in digital creators within the realm of Mizo folk lores and tales, and their impact on the society.
Keywords: Folktales, folklores, myth, oral narratives, digital storytelling, digital narrations, culture and society
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