Graphical India: The Nation and its Performances in Shaheen Bagh


  • Kukku Xavier



Shaheen Bagh, Graphic Novel, India, Azadi, Ita Mehrotra, Hum Dekhenge


The paper examines the ways that nation can be represented using the affective qualities of graphic novels. The visual element of the graphic novel, coupled with the ways that the panels can meld, merge or recede mirrors the myriad ways that the Nation peers into its performative aspects. The paper analyses the graphic novel Shaheen Bagh: A Graphic Recollection in terms of the ways that it uses memory and the female body to create a Nation. The ways that women-led protest movements have actually led to policy changes on the ground is also discussed here.




How to Cite

a s, K. X. “Graphical India: The Nation and Its Performances in Shaheen Bagh”. Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 2023, doi:10.53007/SJGC.2023.V8.I1.177.