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Mara Thacker: "The Revival of Indian Comics: Perspectives from Stakeholders at Comic Con India"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Office of the Chancellor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; CSAMES India Studies Fund
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Date
Oct 10, 2017   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Mara Thacker, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Librarian
E-Mail
csames@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-7331

This talk seeks to understand the current status and perception of comics in India from the point of view of different stakeholders including publishers, artists, scholars, and fans.  It seeks also to understand how comics are being consumed in India, the ways in which they are used by casual readers and scholars alike, and what is at stake if Indian libraries and cultural institutions do not collect and preserve these materials.

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