The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

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Arun Prasad


Arun is a practicing pannapictagraphist (comic book archivist), history researcher, artist and freelance writer based in Bangalore. He began his career as a journalist and then decided to dedicate his time exclusively towards nurturing his lifelong passion – collecting and researching comics. Since 1998, he has travelled extensively, gathering, collecting and piecing together old and out of print Indian comic books, comic strips and other comic related materials from different parts of the country to create an extensive repository of Indian sequential art and illustration.


A History Of Women And Gender In Comics

Straight Talks Saturday, 16th Nov 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

This talk presents the journey of women creators and characters in comics around the world along with research from an ongoing project by Arun Prasad and Aarthi Parthasarathy on the history of comics in India. This session would specifically look at the representation of women and gender in sequential art – beginning with the emergence […]

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