this week we're reading KRISHNA: A JOURNEY WITHIN - by Abhishek Singh. Singh is Indian graphic novelist acclaimed for his unique interpretations of myths and ancient philosophies - who first made his mark for the acclaimed series Ramayana 3392. AND he was first Indian comics artist published in mainstream American comics. Singh's 2012 comics interpretation of the Lord Krishna was a searing, human portrayal of one of the great Hindi deities. To many in the west he became a popular god in the 60s, but to most folks from the subcontinent, he is but one of many reincarnations of the God Vishnu the creator.
In an almost poetic, sweeping series of paintings Singh takes us through key moments of Krishna's life - from a little boy stealing ghee, to defeating his evil uncle, to his courtship with Radha, and to key moments from the epic feudal war that makes up both the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita - two of Hinduisms most sacred texts.
Soooo, basically it's a pretty, poetic cliff notes from some of Hinduism's greatest hits.
- Ramayana: The Divine Loophole (kids book): goodreads.com/en/book/show/7456105-ramayana
- Sanjay's Super Team (Pixar Short): youtube.com/watch?v=3PaPtCzKh1U
- Amra Chitra Katha (classic indian comics): wikipedia.org/wiki/Amar_Chitra_Katha
- Mahabarata (classic TV show): youtube.com/watch?v=bJ2Qik2fkX8