May 24, 2016

Story Boxes: All Quiet in Vikaspuri

Sarnath Banerjee manages to intrigue my attention in the cover itself. “All Quiet in Vikaspuri” in bold red with an illustration showcasing a mass mourning session. That is the front of this graphic fiction published by […]

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January 30, 2014

Story Boxes: Pratheek Thomas & Jasjyot Singh Hans

Writer Pratheek Thomas and illustrator Jasjyot Singh Hans, with their personal weapons of choice, combine forces seamlessly in their work in the graphic novel spectra, for one of the upcoming publishing house in this faction […]

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January 29, 2014

Story Boxes: Srividya Natarajan & Aparajita Ninan

A Gardner in the Wasteland is a resuscitation of Gulamgiri (Slavery), the iconoclastic work of the 19th century reformer Jotirao Govindrao Phule. Gulamgiri (1873) was a mordacious attack on the caste system of the then Hindu society. Appropriately, Canada based […]

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January 28, 2014

Story Boxes: Naseer Ahmed & Saurabh Singh

Kashmir Pending (2007) starts with a declaration unusual for any Indian graphic novel, “This story is based on a true account. Names of characters and organizations have been changed”. It is perhaps the first and among few attempts of the […]

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January 27, 2014

Story Boxes: Vishwajyoti Ghosh

Images of people talking to each other in hushed tones about politics and notices in restaurants stating not to talk about politics at all, are just a couple of many such visuals that Vishwajyoti Ghosh observed while growing up […]

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January 22, 2014

Story Boxes: Moyna Chitrakar & Samhita Arni

“I do not wish to be queen. I have been doubted once, twice and I do not care to be doubted again,” replies the protagonist, a determined Sita to the persuasions of her husband Rama, the Hindu god, in […]

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January 21, 2014

Story Boxes: Orijit Sen

When River of Stories was first published in 1994, most bookshops refused to stock it as it didn’t fit into any of the categories that they displayed. “Perhaps they weren’t sure of what to make of the contents either,” […]

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January 20, 2014

Story Boxes: Amruta Patil

“ A young, deeply introverted, asocial and queer woman” is how Amruta Patil has often summed up the protagonist of her debut graphic novel Kari. When Kari released in 2008, it took the country by storm and unsurprisingly, got […]

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January 16, 2014

Story Boxes: Sarnath Banerjee

“You know that strange feeling that life is somewhere else,” says Sarnath Banerjee during a Skype conversation from his home at Berlin, Germany where he now lives with his Pakistani wife. This was in the middle of a conversation about […]

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January 14, 2014

Story Boxes: Rajesh Devraj & Meren Imchen

Left: Meren Imchen, Right: Rajesh Devraj Many reviewers expressed an understandable ambiguity towards the graphic novel Sudershan (Chimpanzee) (2012), for even in the niche groove of Indian graphic novels, it has evaded all conventions. “I’ve always seen the book […]

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