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Indians Turn to Illustrated Novels to Tackle Social Issues

The team behind an anthology of 22 illustrated narratives of common, but untold, stories in India is selling out of copies faster than they can produce them. Thirty-two writers and illustrators collaborated to compile "First Hand," using the graphic novel format to tell stories of female construction workers, the dangerous mountainous trek from Myanmar to India, religious riots in Gujarat, and more. "First Hand," which sold out all of its first batch of printed...

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