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Adi Parva - Churning of the Ocean

Price : $34.75
ISBN # : 9789350294161
Author : Amruta Patil
pages: 276
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : HarperCollins
Published : 2012

Adi Parva draws from the classic Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharat, and the Vishnu Purana. In it, the celestial river Ganga narrates the events from the beginning of time. The story is played out by a medley of characters ranging from gods to sages, queens to seers, hermits to seductresses and kings to warriors as they come together in this graphic retelling of Hindu mythology. This epic graphic novel depicts timeless events such as the churning of the sea, the snake sacrifice of Janmejaya and the first time the queen Gandhari wears a blindfold. The book combines breath-taking art with classic storytelling to paint the picture of a tale which has inspired and guided several hundred generations of people throughout the history of India.



Author Bio: Amruta Patil is an Indian graphic novelist, writer and painter. Her earlier work, Kari, is a contemporary tale of friendship, love and death. She graduated from the Goa College of Art and went on to complete her Master s from the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Tufts University.

This title was selected as one of 2012 s best graphic novels by comic book historian, Paul Gravett. Amruta is currently working on the sequel, Sauptik. Adi Parva was also translated into French by Au Diable Vauvert and published as L éveil de l Océan.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 23 January, 2013.
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