Molly Kaushal is Professor, Performance Studies at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi and heads the Janapada Sampada Division of the Centre. She is the Academic Director and Principal Investigator of IGNCA’s project on “Living Traditions of the Ramkatha and Mahabharata”. Her edited and co-edited works include, Chanted Narratives : The Living Katha Vachana Tradition; Folklore, Public Sphere and Civil Society; Journeys, Heroes, Pilgrims, Explorers; The Word and its Resonance: Bhagat Bani in Sri Guru Granth Sahib; and Ramkatha in Narrative, Performance and Pictorial Traditions. She has also published DVDs with English translations of Mewati, Bhili, and Bundeli Ramkathas. “Leela in Kheriya”, a film directed and scripted by her, is widely acclaimed nationally and internationally. She has curated several thematic exhibitions including “Sacred Geography and Aesthetic Expressions” and “Leela”, based on the Mahabharata and Ramayana traditions, respectively.