Content Analysis Comics Nagraj

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A content analysis of the Nagraj comic series called Nagayan

A content analysis of the Nagraj comic series called Nagayan

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  • 1. CONTENT ANALYSIS
  • 2. NAGRAJ
    • Presented to the world as a creation of Prof. Naagmani
    • Meant to be a killing machine
    • Birth was the result of a boon from his family deity Dev Kaljayi and his parents, respectively
    • Naagmani always claimed that Nagraj's powers were evolved by feeding him bits of snake poison till his blood became poison itself.
    • Nagraj derives most of his powers from microscopic snakes that live in his bloodstream
  • 3. SUPER COMMANDO DHRUV
    • Dhruv was born to trapeze artists Shyam and Radha in Jupiter circus.
    • He learnt various skills from circus artists and developed skills to talk to animals and birds there.
    • Dhruv's parents were killed by members of Globe; a competing circus.
    • Dhruv vowed to take revenge and used his wisdom and martial arts skills to fight with killers.
    • He was adopted by I.G. Rajan Mehra , an honest police officer.
  • 4. NAGRAJ SERIES’
    • AATANKHARTA NAGRAJ
    • NAGAYAN
  • 5. NAGAYAN NAGAYAN
  • 6.
    • The latest in the story arc is based on superimposing the classic characters on the traditional RAMAYANA story line.
    • This storyline that is set in the year 2025 shows a post apocalyptic vision of the future wherein the elements of ‘TRETA YUG’ are reflected in ‘KALYUG ’.
  • 7.
    • Construction of black power as the ‘other’ with no moral ambiguities
  • 8.
    • Women are portrayed as self-sacrificing, subservient even in the future.
  • 9. no
    • Characters subscribe to superficial notions of beauty and virtues
    • Narrow representation of Indians – fair skinned, hindi speaking
    • Overtones of self- righteousness and orthodox hindu values (the idea of the ‘ maryada purushottam ’)
    • Legitimacy to inter-species relationships
    • Ovetones from Hindu mythology not only from the RAMAYANA but also from the MAHABHARATA
  • 10.
    • Ethno- centricism comes out very strongly with India being perceived as the centre of the world
    • NAGAYAN has been constructed as a modern myth
  • 11. THANK YOU