In conversation with the master of sequential art, Orijit Sen

There are a few things that are incomparable, and understandably in a more obvious sense, all such things are usually non-human. But sometimes, some exceptional individuals surpass those limits, showing the rest of the world what can be achieved while being in the ‘ambits’ of being human and Dr. Sen is one such example. The … Read moreIn conversation with the master of sequential art, Orijit Sen

Graphicshelf in conversation with S. Anand

Famous for its scathing and unequivocal take on caste issues, Navyana is one rare gem of a publishing house which is not chasing ‘sales’ in a world rife with propaganda ridden or shallow content. More so, Navyana has not only written conventional textbooks about serious caste issues, it has also published exemplary graphic novels like … Read moreGraphicshelf in conversation with S. Anand

A Gardener in The Wasteland

Buy Online Amazon Flipkart  Author: Srividya Natarajan Illustrator: Aparajita Ninan  Published: 2011 by Navayana  No. of Pages: 128 Genre: History, Socio-politics Subthemes: Casteism in India Timeline: The story travels through two timelines in India, 2010- where the story is set and 1840’s to 1870’s- which explores the story of Jotiba and Savitribai Phule. Plot Analysis Art Analysis Plot Analysis … Read moreA Gardener in The Wasteland

Corridor

Buy Online Amazon Flipkart  Author: Sarnath Bannerjee Illustrator: Sarnath Bannerjee Published: 2004 by Penguin India  No. of Pages: 112 Genre: Satire Subthemes: Trappings of everyday life, Indian cosmopolitan culture    Timeline: The story travels through the lives of four characters in contemporary India(the early 2000’s) Plot Analysis Art Analysis Plot Analysis Storyline: Set in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi-Connaught … Read moreCorridor

Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability

Buy Online Amazon Flipkart  Author: Durgabai Vyam, Srividya Natrajan, Subhash Vyam, S. Anand Illustrator: Durgabai Vyam, Subhash Vyam Published: 2011 by Navayana No. of Pages: 108 Genre: Historical Biography, Socio-Politics Subthemes: Continuing practice of caste based discrimination in India Timeline: The story is largely set in India of 2010 while contextualising its struggle against Caste by tracing it down to … Read moreBhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability

“We try to get through to people using art and humor” in conversation with Appupen (George Mathen)

Serpentine kafkaesque panels; minimal or almost no use of text; worlds where venomous consumerism has consumed the lives of everyone; and palpable social commentary which snakes through the reader’s mind- Appupen’s (George Mathen) works have carved a niche in the Indian graphic novel market and are pretty much responsible for gravitating more readers to the … Read more“We try to get through to people using art and humor” in conversation with Appupen (George Mathen)