- Posted by Johanna on December 24, 2006 at 3:20 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel Reviews
- CREDITS: by Sanjay Patel
- PUBLISHER: Plume; $14 US
This adorable work is a wonderful introduction to Hindu culture, and the cartoon illustrations in vibrant colors are immediately welcoming.
Author Sanjay Patel is a Pixar animator, and it shows in the way that his simple single drawings have a sense of motion and life about them. Each of 30-some gods, manifestations, avatars, and demigods gets a page of explanation, accompanied by a full-page illustration. Patel also includes information on epics, planets, and the chronology of creation.
It’s obviously educational, but it’s fun as well. I think this would make a terrific teacher for students of any ages who wanted to learn more about Hinduism.
More information and sample pages are available at Patel’s website.
(A complimentary copy for this review was provided by the publisher.)