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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Visuality and Identity in Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives

Authors: Varughese, E. Dawson

  • Details how post-millennial Indian graphic narratives can be read as a unique form; their evolution, narratives, and aesthetic are examined in detail
  • Serves as a much-needed resource for post-millennial Indian graphic narratives, offering close analyses of their content and form grounded in Comics Studies and Indian Cultural Studies approaches
  • Brings together critical analysis and close visual readings, resulting in nuanced cultural interpretation and elucidation
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About this book

This book investigates the intersection of Indian society, the encoding of post-millennial modernity and ‘ways of seeing’ through the medium of Indian graphic narratives. If seeing in Indian cultures is a mode of knowing then what might we decode and know from the Indian graphic narratives examined here? The book posits that the ‘seeing’ of post-millennial Indian graphic narratives revolves around a visuality of the inauspicious, complemented by narratives of the same. Examining both form and content across nine Indian, post-millennial graphic narratives, this book will appeal to those working in South Asian visual studies, cultural studies and comics-graphic novel studies more broadly.

About the authors

E. Dawson Varughese is an independent, global cultural studies scholar, specialising in post-millennial Indian visual and literary cultures. She publishes on genre fiction, book cover design and public wall art. Her latest book is Genre Fiction of New India (Routledge, 2016). She was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Delhi in 2017. www.beyondthepostcolonial.com

Reviews

“Visuality and Identity in Post-Millennial Indian Graphic Narratives is a timely addition to scholarship of the emergence of the sub-genre of the Indian graphic novel. … it provides a cogent introduction to the graphic novels in view and a detailed analysis of the ways in which stories of horror, violence and trauma … .” (Simon Grennan, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comicsm, June, 2018)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Publishing Indian Graphic Narratives Post Millennium

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 1-11

  • Modes of Visuality in New India

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 13-22

  • Visuality: ‘Seeing’ the Inauspicious

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 23-62

  • Identity: Representations of ‘Indianness’

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 63-100

  • Conclusions: Decoding Current Lines and Future Spaces

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 101-115

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69490-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 58,84 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69489-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visuality and Identity in Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69490-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69490-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69489-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics