Not only kids, but we adults are also totally smitten by graphic comics and graphic novels. Being a child of 90s our first fascination towards reading was these graphic novels that attracted us with its fantasy character and their various heroic deeds.
As we grew up novels took the part that comics did. Reading graphic novels are an interesting part of the lives of those who love reading. With some mission, some unimaginable stunts, a great picturesque and fantastic storyline , these graphic novels are worth reading. These novels particularly are ageless and you can’t define the actual age of these novels and also the age limit of readers can never be categorized.
So, enough of saying about these novels. Now let us take a ride on some Indian graphic novels that you should not miss in your lifetime.
- Ali baba and the Forty thieves: Reloaded– one of my personal favourites ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ from the Arabian Nights is a wholly fasntasy story which is recreated by Poulami Mukherjee and illustrated by Amit Tayal. The strory revolves around Ali Baba, an auto rickshaw driver in Mumbai and his encounter with a gang of 40 thieves.
- Devi: A modern version of creation of Devi, the warrior who is another form of Goddess Durga and was created by other Gods to destroy negativity and evil from earth. This novel also focuses on the same plot but the evil here is dark god Bala. This novel is set during the second century of man.
- Kashmir Pending: If you want to visit Kashmir in graphical form, you should definitely read this novel. Focussing on the trails and tribulations people of Kashmir have faced through the eyes of a militant who is in jail for years. Written by Naseer Ahmed and Saurabh Singh.
- The Aghori: A common man in search of some answers after being torn from his family wanders here and there and finally becomes a Aghori after 12 years of journey. This series of novel is written by Ram V and is illustrated by Vivek Goel.
- Sita: Daughter of the Earth- An illustrated version of Ramayana where Sita is given much importance. The way she deals with her life and how her life turns out to be in written well in this novel. Saraswati Nagpal is the writer and the graphical illustration is done by Manikandan.
- River of Stories: This is a graphic novel based on the political and social climate that was surrounded during the construction site of Narmada Dam in Gujarat. Orijit Sen has penned the story.
- The Believers: The story written by Abdul Sultan P.P revolves around two brothers who live in two different part of the nation. One of the brothers who is involved in extremist activities and the other gets to know about it. The real struggle of bringing back his extremist brother is the story.
- The Sadhu: A wonderful story of a British Soldier who with time realizes that he is the reincarnation of a powerful sadhu from ancient times. With his this realization he travels to those who need him also dealing with the mystical forces that plague the world and his existence.
- Corridor: Sarnath Banerjee who is the creator of such a marvelous piece of writing is a story about a tea vendor in Delhi named Jehangir Rangoonwalla. The daily life of people who visits his stall and the isolation of modern day life is captured in this novel.
- Delhi Calm: A story set in 1970s is about three men who see the city differently. They want ans wish to change the world at the same time. the novel is written by Vishwajyoti Ghosh.
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