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McLain, Karline: "Holy superheroine. A comic book interpretation of the Hindu Devī Māhātmya Scripture." In: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 71 (2008), S. 297–322. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1017/S0041977X08000554
BibTeX citation key: McLain2008
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Amar Chithra Katha", Adaption, Indien, Mythos, Pai. Anant, Religion
Creators: McLain
Collection: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Abstract
Amar Chitra Katha (Immortal Picture Stories) is India's leading comic book series, featuring hundreds of mythological titles about the Hindu gods. Founder Anant Pai initially eliminated all miracles, believing them to be unscientific interpolations. But while producing Tales of Durga (no. 176, 1978), he declared that the comic must be an “authentic” recreation of the Devī Māhātmya scripture, and that all miracles in the classical Sanskrit text must be faithfully rendered in the comic. This article examines the discourse of authenticity that surrounds the production of Tales of Durga in particular and this comic book series more generally. Through a careful reading of the Devī Māhātmya, content analysis of Tales of Durga, a consideration of the unique characteristics of the comic book medium, and interviews with comic book producers, this study provides insight into modern interpretations of the Devī Māhātmya and evolving Hindu attitudes towards the martial goddess Durga.
  
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