India release of Adi Parva | In conversation with Professor Vidya Dehejia | 13th December 2012
Parva is a 2-part graphic novel series based on the Mahabharat, the Puranas and the tradition of oral storytellers. The cast of book 1, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, includes our ancestors – gods, demigods, queens, sages, seers, seductresses, hermits, kings and warriors. 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: Sleeping Ones, Rise.
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UPDATE: Adi Parva features on Paul Gravett’s Best Comics of 2012 List: ‘Best Adaptation of a Classic’!