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Combining entertainment and education, India's most beloved comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha, or "Immortal Picture Stories," is also an important cultural institution that has helped define, for several generations of readers, what it means to be Hindu and Indian. Karline McLain worked in the ACK production offices and had many conversations with Anant Pai, founder andCombining entertainment and education, India's most beloved comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha, or "Immortal Picture Stories," is also an important cultural institution that has helped define, for several generations of readers, what it means to be Hindu and Indian. Karline McLain worked in the ACK production offices and had many conversations with Anant Pai, founder and publisher, and with artists, writers, and readers about why the comics are so popular and what messages they convey. In this intriguing study, she explores the making of the comic books and the kinds of editorial and ideological choices that go into their production....

Title : India's Immortal Comic Books: Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes
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ISBN : 9780253220523
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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  • the gift
    2019-03-11 10:34

    this is a fascinating overview of a sort of graphic i have never read- and more than just the works but also the industry, the religious, the philosophical, interpretations of those noted figures. there is history of how it developed, how it served as essential childhood texts, how it offered homogenized 'Indian' culture through form and limits of the medium, not neglecting how it was received by middle-class readers. it is now slightly historical but even so suggests the rise of Hindu fundamentalism, the anti-Muslim narratives, the Hindu narratives over everyone else. this is a new genre to explore. not that i am too familiar with epics of the west, nor have i read many superheroes, but it is always interesting to read of other traditions, other meanings, other uses, of popular art...