The Legend of Ponnivala is a story for teachers, parents and adults of all types, indeed anyone who wishes to explore a great epic now being made available from a new source.

This is a unique oral legend collected more than 50 years ago from a skilled, South Indian singing bard. It is a story that easily stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other better-known epics treasured by story-tellers from around the world.  Below are a wide variety of ideas for how adults, and especially teachers, can engage with this tale personally. Many tips are available on this website to help you find innovative ways to use this tale in classrooms, university lecture halls and adult workshops of all kinds.