India Authentic (comics)
|Publication date||May 2007-|
|Created by||Deepak Chopra|
|Written by||Saurav Mohapatra|
|Penciller(s)||Abhishek Singh, Satish Tayade, M. Subramanian|
|Inker(s)||Abhishek Singh, Satish Tayade, M. Subramanian|
|Colorist(s)||Abhishek Singh, Satish Tayade, Narasimhamurthy M.N.|
Deepak Chopra's India Authentic is a series of one-shot comic books from Virgin Comics which re-tell the iconic myths and legends of India for a global audience. The series has been created by Deepak Chopra (with Saurav Mohapatra), who also presents the foreword for each issue. The first five issues were collected as the 'Book of Shiva'. The next will likely be collected as a 'Book of Vishnu'.
The series is the creation of Deepak Chopra and is written by Saurav Mohapatra. This features art by many of Virgin Comics' artists like Abhishek Singh (Ramayan 3392 A.D.), Satish Tayade (Kama Sutra) and others.
Issue #1: Ganesha
Issue #2: Kali
Issue #3: Indra
Issue #4: Uma
The fourth issue recounts the story of Uma and her quest to win the heart of Shiva.
Issue #5: Shiva
Issue #6: Vishnu (Narasimha Avatara)
Issue #7: Yama
Issue #8: Garuda
Issue #9: Kartikkeya
Issue #10: Parshuram
This issue tells the story of Parashurama Bhargava, and his vendetta against the kings.
Issue #11: Hanuman
Issue #12: Andhaka
Issue #13: Lakshmi
Issue #14: Saraswati
Issue #15: Krishna
Issue #16: The Saffron Princess
Created by: Deepak Chopra Written by: Yogesh Chandekar Art & Cover by: Virgin Studios When Prince Gulfaam rescues a huge, feral black panther, little does he know that he's on the brink of an unseen world where animals talk and a forgotten kingdom lies hidden deep in the woods. And it is here that fate will bring him face to face with the love of his life - the fabled 'Saffron Princess'. But what is love without a little peril? Ror the Saffron Princess has fallen prey to the evil schemes of a seasoned crook. And it is now up to Prince Gulfaam and his feline friend to foil the diabolical plan.
There are currently two volumes of collected editions available as trade paperbacks.
- India Authentic Vol 1 : Book of Shiva (Collecting issues #1-5) ISBN 1934413089
- India Authentic Vol 2 (Collecting issues #6-10) ISBN 1934413151
- ComicCrique.com's review of INDIA AUTHENTIC #1-3
- Virgin Comics Press Release about INDIA AUTHENTIC
- Full summary of the first three issues
- India Authentic #1 / Ganesha Review at ComicPants.com
- India Authentic #1 Review at ComixFan.com
- India Authentic #1 / Ganesha Digital Edition at Virgin Comics
- Saurav Mohapatra's website
- Deepak Chopra's website