Call for Submission: Special Feature-Indian Graphic Novels

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Literary E-Journal- MUSE INDIA (ISSN: 0975-1815)
Issue 110 (Jul-Aug 2023)

Curated by: Dr Sapna Dogra
Last date of Submission: 20 August 2023

Indian graphic novels are becoming an integral part of the canon of Indian Writing in English (IWE). Ever since the publication of River of Stories (1994) by Orijit Sen, graphic novels in India have come a long way. The more recent graphic novelists like Amruta Patil, Sarnath Banerjee, Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Srividya Natrajan, S. Anand and Malik Sajad have been very engaging with the readers. As Pramod Nayar says in Indian Graphic Novel: Nation, History and Critique (2016) that these graphic writings add “to the existing corpus of texts in Indian Writing in English a new representational mode that re-invigorates the canon, the form and the themes”

Contributions are invited on topics such as the representation of the following in Indian graphic novels:

  • Life writing
  • Marginalization/the marginalized
  • Coloniality, and/or postcolonialism
  • Diaspora and community healing, formation, and memory
  • Ecocriticism/Ecofeminism
  • Representation of stereotypes
  • Caste/Class/Sexuality and Gender
  • Violence and Politics
  • Retelling of myths
  • Representation of Disability
  • pedagogical approaches to graphic novels
  • Social Impact and possible future of graphic novels
  • Indian graphic novels in international context
  • Diversity, representation, and intersectionality
  • Adaptation and appropriation of Indian graphic novels
  • Visual / Creative techniques in Indian graphic novels

You may submit:

  • Articles (Max. 4000 words)
  • Author Interviews (Max. 3000 words)
  • Book Reviews (Max. 1000 words)
  • Review Articles (Max. 3000 words)
  • Excerpts from Graphic Novel

Contributions should include:

  • Full name
  • E-mail address
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Title of the paper/review/folktale/interview
  • 200-word abstract (for articles)
  • Bio-note and Photograph of the author
  • The writings should be in English with a declaration that they are the contributor’s original, and exclusively for Muse India and not published anywhere else.


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Muse India is a freely accessible non-commercial site, for promotion of Indian literature. It is run on voluntary work of several writers. Established in 2005, it is a bi-monthly, published from Hyderabad, India

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