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Indian Graphic Novel : Nation, History and Critique (Hardcover) (Pramod K. Nayar)

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This book is a detailed study of the Indian graphic novel as a significant category of South Asian literature. It focuses on the genre’s engagement with history, memory and cultural identity and its critique of the nation in the form of dissident histories and satire. Deploying a nuanced theoretical framework, the volume closely examines major texts such asThe Harappa Files, Delhi Calm, Kari, Bhimayana, Gardener in the Wasteland,Pao Anthology, and authors and illustrators including Sarnath Banerjee, Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Durgabai Vyam, Amrutha Patil, Srividya Natarajan and others. It also explores — using key illustrations from the texts — critical themes like contested and alternate histories, urban realities, social exclusion, contemporary politics, and identity politics.

A major intervention in Indian writing in English, this volume will be of great importance to scholars and researchers of South Asian literature, cultural studies, art and visual culture, and sociology.

Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Literary Criticism, Comics + Graphic Novels, Social Science
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Pramod K. Nayar
Language: English
Street Date: March 4, 2016
TCIN: 50986113
UPC: 9781138962446
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-3053
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