Ever since as a child when I spent sleepless summer nights watching performers enacting episodes from oral epics in the temple courtyard of Sonepur, I have been intrigued by literature and memory. Early on in my life I realized I was part of a culture where memory was living, well within one’s physical reach. This inspired me to do my MA thesis on cultures of memory in Odisha, as part of a visionary project initiated at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. I researched on communities living in Western Odisha and their cultural forms to design an audio-visual project that creatively digitized mnemocultures through a webpage. Unfortunately these cultures are threatened by oblivion due to displacement of the people from their native lands. Through my M.Phil in Modern South Asian Studies at Cambridge I would like to study how displacement affects these communities and their cultural memories.