ACK tribute in NY

Almost a year after the passing of the Father of Indian comics Anant Pai, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop pays tribute in New York on February 16 to the comic series he created.

Amar Chitra Katha: Monica Ferrell, Chitra Ganesh, Keshni Kashyap, and Himanshu “Heems” Suri of Das Racist Does your knowledge about the Ramayana come entirely from comics your mom brought you from Jackson Heights? Or are you a comic book fan interested in engaging with one of the bestselling comics in both Asia and the world? Party down with the Workshop’s tribute to Amar Chitra Katha, the beloved Indian comic that’s sold more than 90 million copies, often featuring lovelorn maidens, fearless saints, and mythical kings romping around a half-toned South Asian fantasia, tinted yellow, blue and green.

I’ve read the Ramayana and enjoyed the comic versions too. I’ll also admit that much of my knowledge of the Bible comes from the colorful, engaging Amar Chitra Katha comics. For more details on the event, visit

3 thoughts on “ACK tribute in NY

  1. Is anyone picking up on the constant sexist bias from Pavani? There are few ACK covers on a woman, fairly reflecting their contribution to Indian history, she goes with Rani of Jhansi. In truth, a loser like every other Hindu Queen in history (the Muslims/Brits didn’t let women anywhere near power).

    Just click on her name and go through her articles. An exhibition titled “Decoding images of Maharajas” becomes “Maharajas, maharanis and more”. The last one was some propaganda on how it’s a man’s world dressed up as something on Lahore. Always manages to work in her grandmother, mother or a full piece on a no-mark female. Except for gay males. Why do you hate heterosexual South Asian guys, and by extension children, something we should know?

  2. Is anyone picking up on the epic trollery from gompiepie? There are few, in fact no words from Pavani about women in this brief post. In truth, accusing her of constant sexist bias is a losing proposition, like every other attempt at trolling in history (it wouldn’t be trolling if it were true, fair, just etc).

    Just click on her name and go through her articles. Blah blah perceived bias blah. Yadda yadda how dare she mention anyone with a vagina yadda. The last one was some propaganda about reality (it IS a man’s world) dressed up as a blog post written by a dedicated volunteer who receives no renumeration but plenty of bullshit for posting. Always manages to hit “publish this post”, unlike that slacker A N N A, who often starts writing a post but then throws up her hands and snaps her laptop shut, due to post traumatic stress from lameness like this. She has given up on trying to revive the golden age of SM, when commenters were witty and bloggers were pretty. Except for gay males. They were fierce. Duh. What else would teh geyz be? Why do you hate innocent bloggers, and by extension, women, troll-beta? Something we should know?