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. 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. Amruta Patil, India’s first female writer-graphic novelist, is quick to counter the trite summary of her debut from Harper Collins, Kari, as a.

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There are various restrictions and silent rules in the manner in which women are meant to behave, travel and engage with the city. I stand for nothing. Along with this, helping other only leads her to understand herself better. Or the one who cracks her head falling off a footstool.

Jabberwock: Amruta Patil and Kari: a short Q&A

While drawing borders between its own body and its surroundings, the child has to jettison whatever does not belong to his integrated self. After that everything is a matter of time and incident” Now the not so good stuff. A Curry of Pictures Starting form comics a picture book has always been a fascinating thing for me.

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And then they stop by for simplistic advice from girls that never learnt to play. Patol to the reading experience.

When I was reading the graphic novel, I had no idea where it was heading and that threw me off a bit. And before you jump to conclusions, the book is not autobiographical.

Return to Book Page. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Kari is therefore, the essence of queer. It is only because the sewer spits out Kari into reality kai vis. The book is about that journey. Dec 13, Saiesha Hinge rated it really liked it Shelves: The only place in the whole post that I looked up to check the name of the book had J’wock’s insatiating love for vegetables seeping forth.

No trivia or quizzes yet. She begins to understand the nature of water itself and as an extension, how to navigate through it fearlessly. There are socio-cultural and political meanings encoded within them.

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Kari answers the question by saying: As I say in every interview – there are various experiments going on in Kari – some are not particularly successful, others have worked out ok. At other times, a aamruta commentary, encompassing both the huddled, poor masses and their involuntary observers, takes shape: And “whatever love laws have to be broken, the first few seconds suffice” Zmruta made for a great vantage point for eavesdropping and watching.


Paperbackpages. On the contrary, I think mirrors are splendid, shiny things that make great collectibles, whether whole or smashed in bits. She becomes the voyeur and is able to see reality for what it is.

Many graphic novels are writer-artist collaborations, but you wear both hats. The art and prose go well together.

My MFA thesis show consisted of images from this body of work, and it’s time to start working on it again. Although a claustrophobic atmosphere is created in the novel evoking loneliness and alienation, the novel is not one devoid of clarity and light.

All in all, zmruta novel is one of the most absorbing bundle of papers I have read.

There are some fruits you do not want to venture into alone. It is important to set the record straight. Mar 10, Saumya rated it pafil liked it.

Some, admittedly, work better than others. I navigate through the narrowest veins, steering clear of obstacles to get to where the idols clog the sewer.