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July 12, 2005


India Choking on Western Heroes

imageThis blog has run maybe a dozen stories about the popularity of English-language comics and characters in India; this story explains what happened to more traditional Indian heroes during this onslaught. Not only does it quote some of the more popular cartoonists of the last 35 years, it's pretty blunt about shifting tastes and the effects a well-funded promotional campaign can have when it comes to attracting readers.

It's Harry Potter and Spider-Man's world; Chacha Chaudhary only lives in it.
 
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