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The Indian Graphic Novel


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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: The Graphic Turn in Indian Writing in English 1. Graphic History 2. Urban Graphic 3. Cultural Graphics 4. Drawing (On) Other Histories 5. Graphic Satire Conclusion: The Graphic Narrative and Critical Literacy Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Pramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India. His most recent books include Citizenship and Identity in the Age of Surveillance (2015); Posthumanism (2014); Frantz Fanon (2013); the edited collection, Women in Colonial India: Historical Documents and Sources (Routledge, 2014) and Writing Wrongs: The Cultural Constructions of Human Rights in India (Routledge, 2012).


'Pramod Nayar's analysis of nationalism and Indian graphic narratives is an insightful and valuable contribution to the growing field of comics scholarship. The rigor of his approach and engagement with a range of theories facilitates an important understanding of the medium.'-Jeffrey Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, USA, author of Black Superheroes: Milestone Comics and Their Fans'The Indian Graphic Novel comes to its subject from a rich grounding in the historical and literary specifics . . . analytical concepts informed by a broadly conceived Cultural Studies and important recent work . . . Nayar has produced a fine grained reading of the Indian graphic novel.'-Ian Lewis Gordon, Associate Professor, Department of History, National University of Singapore, Singapore, author of Comic Strips and Consumer Culture, 1890-1945 and co-editor of Film and Comic Books'On the whole, however, Nayar's work is a triumph. This book deserves to be on college syllabi and on the bookshelves of comics lovers.'- The Hindu Business Line

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