Graphic novelist and painter Amruta Patil captivated the audience in MES College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinagar in a talk in the M S Kamat Seminar Hall.
In her talk, she traced the journey of stories and oral traditions in India and the world which used text and image together in a sequence. With visuals and images, she led the audience through the path of the graphic novel which has emerged as a genre by itself in recent times. The recently framed CBCS syllabus of BA Semester-I which includes the graphic novel, Bhimayana, hailed by CNN as one among the top five political comic books, is one such development in the otherwise traditional syllabus.
Patil further stressed on the importance of preserving and retelling the myths and epics of yore for the coming generations. ‘Trying to create a place of beauty’ is what Patil aspires to do. For Patil who spent her formative years in and around Vasco-da-Gama, the visit to MES College was special and a nostalgic one.
Director of Planning and Development, MES College Principal, RB Patil, Lalitha P Joshi, members of the faculty and students from BA, BCom, and BBA were present for the talk.