Mahabharata on a puppet string

Schuster emphasises that texts like the Iliad and the Mahabharata are necessary to encourage people to know and respect cultures other than their own.

French artiste Massimo Schuster has chosen to use puppets to narrate the Mahabharata.

“The Mahabharata belongs to all humanity. Everyone should know that there are great stories outside their own culture,” Mr Schuster says, justifying his choice of the classic Indian epic for a production travelling primarily in Europe.