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McLain, Karline: India’s Immortal Comic Books. Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes. (Contemporary Indian Studies.) Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2009. (256 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0253220521
BibTeX citation key: McLain2009b
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Amar Chithra Katha", Indien, Pai. Anant, Religion
Creators: McLain
Publisher: Indiana Univ. Press (Bloomington)
Abstract
Combining entertainment and education, India's most beloved comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha, or “Immortal Picture Stories,” is also an important cultural institution that has helped define, for several generations of readers, what it means to be Hindu and Indian. Karline McLain worked in the ACK production offices and had many conversations with Anant Pai, founder and publisher, and with artists, writers, and readers about why the comics are so popular and what messages they convey. In this intriguing study, she explores the making of the comic books and the kinds of editorial and ideological choices that go into their production.
  
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