They were inseparable – until the day they jumped. Ruth, saved by safety nets, leaves the city. Kari, saved by a sewer, crawls back into the fray of living. 29 Apr Boundaries and their Transgression: A Queer reading of Amruta Patil’s graphic novel ‘Kari’. Research paper by Shamini Kothari. Read here. 28 Mar Kari features a lesbian woman as its central protagonist. It is a work of art by the exceptionally talented graphic novelist – Amruta Patil. But Kari.

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The lead character is a Lesbian, and that was that. For all the centrality of its theme of lost love and subsequent survival, to me Kari is overwhelmingly a book about friendship. Some of the panels look similar to the artwork of Marjane Strapi’s “Persepolis” See the newest novels, discuss with other book lovers, buy romance books online. About me My books Long-form writing. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sep 04, Naga Teja rated it really liked it.

ISBN edition I’ve read: Scene of the Crime mystery fans. As for planning storylines, writing and artwork go hand in hand.

Kari: A Graphic Novel About Lesbianism and Big-City Love

Aug 16, Flopperstein Shajeela rated it really liked it. Overall a good look at the various relationships in Kari’s life.

It is a Lesbian story. The book opens with a dreamlike scene where Kari and Ruth attempt suicide together. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The art work is great, the pictures very relatable to how patli of us lived when we first started working- sharing rooms an Great example of a really good idea of how to use a new medium- Graphic novels- to show a new slice of life in modern Indian; but without any story underneath it.

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It creates this f This was the first mature graphic novel I read besides the usual kid stuff we read as children.

Till then, please read it! Patil subsequently moved on to her more acclaimed series on the Mahabharata: More than a novel, it is a poetic commentary on friendship, love, and loneliness of the times we live in.

I remember sitting atop a full newsprint sheet on the terrace as pztil drew, so that the paper would not fly away! Kari, saved by a sewer, crawls back into the fray of the living. Not a comic, mind you, but a graphic novel. They urge Kari to find a suitable man for herself. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: I was never particularly attuned to graphic novels because I felt that the main allure of fiction was that it allowed for vivid imagination, which graphic novels limited as imagination was bound to the illustrations.

They were growing stories — I’d add to where she left off, in word as on amrhta. Book of HoursColourhumility. People who are priviliged to lead perfectly good and normal lives are for some reason wallowing in self pity instead, and who somehow think it worthy of sharing and turning into mass entertainment.

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Write, and draw — that’s what I know how to do. Same old story with Graphics. Thursday, June 16, Visible Wound. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sensuously illustrated and livened by wry commentaries on life and love, Kari gives a new voice to graphic fiction in India.


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Kari begins with the attempted double-suicide of a pair of lovers — Kari, our heroine, and her girlfriend, Ruth — plunging from the top of a building. Read more Read less. I have to say, this is definitely the first time I have read about a lesbian protagonist written by anruta indian author and it was done wonderfully.

She writes ad copy for hair products and ill-fitting lingerie, falls for cats and roadside urchins, and the occasional adventuress in a restaurant. I also loved and related to some of the scenes like the parents’ visit or the office scenes. You are commenting using your WordPress. It is a gorgeous book with beautiful artwork — its colour scheme mystic and yet inviting the reader. Punisher Max Complete Collection Vol.

That it is also smart, sassy and sexy is to its enormous credit. I thought for a very long time to contemplate about that missing thing, but there was no way.

Kari by Amruta Patil

A good Indian graphical novel. Well, in simple words, I love graphic novels for their vividness, perhaps. From there you can navigate to the title you are interested in.