The sustainability of creativity?


Across South Asia, members of hereditary artisan communities trace descent from the Hindu deity Vishwakarma, ‘Universe Maker.’ They worship Vishwakarma as a forefather who grants inspiration for reworking the material world, and they retell stories about him and his sons, daughters, and later descendants. Even when traditional caste occupations have shifted, Vishwakarma and his progeny continue to be discussed. These stories vary widely across regions, but all theorise the creative process. Might such enduring stories carry insights to sustain creativity?

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