Reading Graphic Novels

We can say that the graphic novel exists, as a form that different artists can use to express powerful feelings, incompatible realities, and inscrutable historical truths, in a way that they could not in any other medium. Moreover, we can say that the graphic novel should exist, if only to show us what cannot be read.

Quest in transition: Midnight’s children

 In this restless time of ours, when nationality is being re-evaluated in terms of nationalism, we all must go back to the root of it- a journey that has been reverberating through every self of man at every stage of an'Independent India'. Every reader goes through a special journey with Rushdie’s masterful work, and with... Continue Reading →

Satrapi’s Saturn: PERSEPOLIS

Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel PERSEPOLIS has always been the talk of the readers' town. The touching memoir of her life has surpassed the graphic representation of the experiences. A woman caught in the web of Islamic values searches for her freedom and finds refuge in the warm memories of childhood. Sonia Roy explores how the world... Continue Reading →

ULYSSES is a Bank

That day Mr. Bloom was worried that he might not be able to pay off Mr. Joyce from whom he had borrowed a large sum to celebrate and buy stuff  for the upcoming Bloom'sday and then we calmed him down and said that nobody pays that man back he doesn't mind he's a nice fellow... Continue Reading →

Rub it off: THE HUMAN STAIN

  How strong the moral detergent should be to wash away the stains of individual sins? Philip Roth's THE HUMAN STAIN exposes the culpibility of human nature that leaves a scar on the face of civilization. A perpetual scar that never leaves. Shouvik Banerjee examines it closely... A silvery grey cover with a black lower-body silhouette followed... Continue Reading →

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