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Chandra, Nandini: The Classic Popular. Amar Chitra Katha, 1967–2007. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2008. (200 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 81-903634-3-3
BibTeX citation key: Chandra2008a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Amar Chithra Katha", Historische Themen, Indien, Pai. Anant, Populärkultur, Postkolonialismus, Religion
Creators: Chandra
Publisher: Yoda Press (New Delhi)
The volume seeks to examine Amar Chitra Katha's re-writing of the nineteenth century nationalist orientalist historiography within the context of the culture industry in a post colonial scenario. It attempts to read closely the different strategies through which the various myths, legends and historical episodes are narrativised into a comic book format.
Based on a reading of visual practices and the complicated art history informing the comics, the book delves into core issues of communalism, history writing and the ways in which middle-class India negotiates the consumption of products of popular culture to suit its ideological moorings.
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