Amruta Patil - "Kari," "Adi Parva," and "Sauptik"

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Amruta Patil

Amruta Patil discusses her graphic novels KariAdi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers

At the Co-op

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About Kari: Kari is a tale about friendship, love and death; its eponymous queer heroine steers through a magic-realism version of Mumbai.

About Adi Parva and Sauptik: Adi Parva and Sauptik (the Parva duology) are based on the Mahabharat, the Puranas and the tradition of oral storytellers. The Parva books tell an ecological tale as much as a mythological one – emphasizing our forgotten connection with the elements, rivers, forests and soil.

About the author: Writer-painter Amruta Patil is the author of graphic novels Kari (2008), Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean (2012) and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers (2016). Amruta's visual work has appeared in columns such as the National Geographic Traveller and First City magazine. Recurring themes in Patil's work include memento mori, sexuality, myth, sustainable living, and the unbroken thread of stories passed down from storyteller to storyteller through the ages. In March 2017, she was awarded a Nari Shakti Puraskar at the hands of the 13th President of India Pranab Mukherjee, for “unusual work that breaks boundaries” in art and literature.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637