India release of Adi Parva | In conversation with Professor Vidya Dehejia | 13th December 2012
Adi Parva is a graphic novel based on the Mahabharat and the tradition of oral storytellers. The timeline is circular in Adi Parva. The cast includes our ancestors – gods, demigods, queens, sages, seers, seductresses, hermits, kings, warriors, and navigators of the multiverse. With the celestial river Ganga as its narrator, Adi Parva has a backdrop that sprawls across heaven and earth. The book was first published in English by HarperCollins India in 2012, and in French (as Parva: L’éveil de l’Océan) by Au Diable Vauvert. The author is currently working on Adi Parva‘s sequel, Sauptik Parva. Buy Adi Parva online.
UPDATE: Adi Parva features on Paul Gravett’s Best Comics of 2012 List: ‘Best Adaptation of a Classic’!