Old Indian Comics from the 1970s
These old Indian comics were one of the three pillars of my childhood reading, the other two being Tintin and Asterix & Obelix. We lived in the Fiji Islands, which had a large Indian population. I’d buy these from the corner Chinese grocery store, about a quarter-mile from the beach. At least, that’s my recollection. It’s also possible we bought some of them in India. Most are based on famous historical figures or on Hindu or Buddhist religious stories. Some of the interior art is not of as high quality, but the covers are great. I’m turning 40 next week and have been indulging myself by going through some childhood favorites.
Here are some more images and details of interiors.
The Ranjit Singh comic pictured here I remember as being particularly exciting.
Elephanta, pictured below, refers to a cave system–I think it’s off of Mombai, if memory serves. We were lucky enough to visit there when I was a kid.
A couple of cover close-ups:
Two examples of the interiors:
A few back cover advertisements:
Inside back covers:
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