Art and Narrative play an important role in sustaining forms of Oppression, like Caste in Hindu-India.

The Hinduism that is also called Sanatan Dharma (Eternal Religion) appears to based on Epics and Stories, which is mythology given its fantastical nature, but is most often claimed as history by the Sanatanists. The recent rise of Hindutva is anchored on one such Epic, called the Ramayana (Legend of Rama) revealing the power of these myths, and their images, stories and their formal constituents and  structures on the Hindu-Indian psyche. 

detail from series “hindi imposition”
translation: search for reality 

While the Hindutva regime is criticised for imposing the language Hindi on linguistically diverse population of India, the last Hindi keyboard ever made was a typewriter.  

How many Indian languages can be typed as directly as you think through them?


If we take Books II-VI of the Ramayana and leave out of consideration Books I and VII, which are admitted to be later additions, we shall see that the main substance of the poem is secular. Rama is only a good and great man, a high-souled hero, who utilised the services of the aboriginal tribes in civilising the south, and not an avatar of Visnu [a Later/Post Vedic god]. […] In the second stage […] There is an attempt to make Rama an avatar of Visnu.  
—Epic Philosophy, S Radhakrishnan, Indian Philosophy Vol1

... Ravi Varma’s struggle to learn oil painting [...] is not only the struggle of an artist to gain a technique but also the struggle of a native to gain the source of the master’s superior knowledge and the struggle of a prodigy to steal the fire for his own people. 

Kamayani (Hindi : कामायनी) (1936) is a Hindi epic poem (Mahakavya) by Jaishankar Prasad (1889–1937). It is considered one of the greatest literary works written in modern times in Hindi literature. It also signifies the epitome of Chhayavadi school of Hindi poetry which gained popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

wiki // Kumar, Ashish (2022). "Myth, Mystery and Metaphor: An Allegorical Anatomisation of Jaishankar Prasad's Kamayani" (PDF). International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts. 10 (8): 975–978. JSTOR 23330218.
Kamayani means 

screenshot from wikipedia: Śramaṇa
Shram: Labours; Sramana: Who labours or toils for religious and/or philosophical purpose.