Abhisarika Nayika

Abhisarika Nayika from ‘Sauptik: Blood and Flowers’

“With the release of Adi Parva, perhaps Amruta Patil will be discussed not just as India’s ‘first woman graphic novelist’ but as an artist at the height of her powers.”
– Ajachi Chakrabarti, feature on Adi Parva, Tehelka (December ’13)

Video of Amruta Patil in conversation with Dr. Vidya Dehejia. Adi Parva book launch, 13th December 2012:


Parva
is a 2-part graphic novel series based on the Mahabharat, the Puranas and the tradition of oral storytellers.

Book 1, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, has a cast that 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.

Book 2, Sauptik: Blood and Flowers, has Ashwathhama as its narrator and river Yamuna as its backdrop. It is due to be published in Fall 2016 by HarperCollins India.

Audio podcasts on process: https://soundcloud.com/hathoric

Select Press
Interview with Paul Gravett | Feature in TehelkaInterview in Indian Express
Review in DNA | Review on BiblioblogInterview in HelterSkelter |  Feature in ArtIndia

4 responses »

  1. Adi parva….beautiful, thank you so much! Alive, meandering…. I wish I could paint to express. Words usually don’t fail me but they do now.

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