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Poonam Verma Mascarenahs on The Clan of the Cave Bear
5 April, 2021
In early ’90s I read The Clan of the Cave Bear and its sequel, the Valley of Horses, by Jean M. Auel. In these, I experienced the power of storytelling that can make history tangible. The author’s stance on women as carriers of knowledge and instrumental in change has left an indelible impression. But it’s only while writing this note that I discovered that these books are part of a series that are supposedly for children! That is rather strange for these books are for anyone wanting to grasp the passage of humans through time, especially in a Darwinian way of evolution.