The Mahabharata in comic
The Mahabharata—the largest epic of India and the entire world—is a fascinating story, brimming with action, drama, passion, and… wisdom. It speaks to us about dharma, the correct way to live. Its verses contain the Bhagavad Gita, one of humanity’s greatest and most profound spiritual teachings.
Indica Books presents a wonderful comic version of the Mahabharata, which retells the epic in a comprehensive and accessible way, maintaining the main plotline intact. With beautiful artwork and well-written dialogues, it is directed primarily towards young people and adults.
Gol, the author of this comic, had succeeded in re-creating the environment and characters that lived in the mythological India of five thousand years ago when gods walked on earth. This adaptation follows the main plot, based on the enmity between the Pandava brothers and their wicked cousins, the Kauravas, through a series of thrilling and dramatic adventures that would lead to a devastating war involving all India’s kings and mark the end of an era.
This Mahabharata comic is published in three languages: English, Hindi and Sanskrit
The author of the present comic, Miguel G6mez Andrea, known by his pen name Gol (www.miguelgomezandrea-gol.es), is a Spanish cartoonist, scriptwriter, actor, and playwright. With over 60 titles published, mostly historical comics and books, he has also authored two comics on Indian themes (both published by Indica Books): Pilgrimage to Kashi, in which he describes the colourful history, culture and mythology of Banaras, Varanasi or Kashi, and Taj Mahal: Love and Tragedy in the Mughal Emperor’s Court, which combines factual history with fiction to graphically re-create the events surrounding the building of the famous Taj Mahal.