Karline McLain: “Immortal Heroines: Goddesses, Wives, and Warriors in Indian Comic Books” – October 31, 2006


Amar Chitra Katha (Immortal Picture Stories) is India’s leading comic book series, with more than 400 titles and 90 million issues sold annually. In this presentation, Prof. McLain examines the range of heroines represented in the series and explores debates in the production and consumption of comic books in relation to shifting notions of the ideal woman in contemporary India. 

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