Tracing Western Transnationalism in Indian Graphic Novels


  • Abinaya Sivakumar VIT University
  • S. Patchainayagi VIT University



Indian graphic novels, western influence, graphic narrative, transnationalism, Indianness


The essence of transnationalism is quite dominant in the post-millennial period. It is concerned with the idea of a hybrid society in which diverse cultures swiftly trade their rich cultural history, resulting from the various exchanges brought on by globalisation. Following its expanding economic and political changes, India is now moving forward with its own unique creation of entertainment endeavours. In the present post-millennial era, India is beginning to produce its own graphic novels. This research examines the steps that have helped Indian graphic novels attain extreme commercial success. The paper also discusses how authors like Sarnath Banerjee, Amruta Patil, Malik Sajad, and Vishwajyothi Ghosh truthfully highlight various aspects of Indian society. This study tries to comprehend what it means to be authentically Indian by tracing the presence of transnationalism in Indian graphic novels by Sarnath Banerjee, Amruta Patil, Vishwajyothi Gosh, and Malik Sajad.

Author Biographies

Abinaya Sivakumar, VIT University

School of Social Sciences and Languages

S. Patchainayagi, VIT University

School of Social Sciences and Languages


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