Thursday, March 31, 2011
This project does what it says on the tin. Sequential art in India has its own rich history - or should we rather say histories - and a huge body of work by Indian writers and artists exists that predates the proper graphic novel. At the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, we are especially interested in comics that appeared in magazines and other, short-lived publications in various Indian languages (including Bengali, Malayalam and English) that are now out of print and in danger of being lost. We collect and archive such material and hope to bring them to the attention of scholars and students who want to delve into the history of comic art in India. We also note that we are fans and custodians only - the respective writers and artists who created the content we archive retain intellectual copyright.