Over a period of time different types of Story Telling formats evolved across India

Each region of India has developed its own style and tradition of storytelling in local languages. Epics and puranas ancient stories of wisdom told in Sanskrit are the story material common to most regions. The storyteller is versatile in their performance and able to interestingly narrate humorous anecdotes. The storyteller is seen as a teacher who is familiar with ancient texts in Sanskrit and other dialects. He interprets the religious and mythological texts of the past to the present generation.