CONTENT  ANALYSIS
NAGRAJ <ul><li>Presented to the world as a creation of Prof. Naagmani </li></ul><ul><li>Meant to be a killing machine </li...
SUPER COMMANDO DHRUV <ul><li>Dhruv was born to trapeze artists Shyam and Radha in Jupiter circus. </li></ul><ul><li>He lea...
NAGRAJ SERIES’ <ul><li>AATANKHARTA  NAGRAJ </li></ul><ul><li>NAGAYAN </li></ul>
NAGAYAN NAGAYAN
<ul><li>The latest in the story arc is based on superimposing the classic characters on the traditional RAMAYANA story lin...
<ul><li>Construction of black power as the ‘other’ with no moral ambiguities </li></ul>
<ul><li>Women are portrayed as self-sacrificing, subservient even in the future. </li></ul>
no <ul><li>Characters subscribe to superficial notions of beauty and virtues </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow representation of In...
<ul><li>Ethno- centricism comes out very strongly with India being perceived as the centre of the world </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Content Analysis Comics Nagraj

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