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Laura Gibbs

Week 11 Indian Epics Curation

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Here is my new post for Indian Epics

GRAPHIC NOVELS AT SCRIBD. Thanks to Josh in class, I learned that Scribd has some of the Campfire (India) graphic novels available: so, you are just $1 away from owning your own digital copy of Ekalavya or Sundarkaand (Hanuman), and $3 away from owning your own digital copy of Krishna: Defender of Dharma. I've added links to the Scribd record for each graphic novel. Maybe that will lead to some more people reading these great graphic novels for class. I wish they had all the Campfire graphic novels, but I could only find these three:

 

MORE GODS AND GODDESSES. I've been working on writing up notes to Devdutt Pattanaik's Calendar Art videos, and as a result I've come across all kinds of wonderful images at Wikipedia. For reasons he explains in the author's note, Pattanaik uses black-and-white images in the book, but Wikipedia has many gorgeous color images for those of us who miss all the lovely colors!

For example, here is an image of Balaji (Vishnu) in a temple in Pontiac, Michigan of all places! You can read about Balaji and his debt to Kubera at Wikipedia:

 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: GAYATRI. I'm a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica, and so of course I was excited to make up this page with a traditional Gayatri performance (from Ravi Shankar's Chants of India), along with a couple of Battlestar Galactica videos. You can see/hear all those videos here; below is the theme music from the Battlestar Galactica movie, The Plan, where you can hear the mantra most clearly: