In December of 2012, when “Nirbhaya” was brutally raped and killed, documentary filmmaker Ram Devineni was visiting India. What he encountered moved him to create a comic book, his first, with an unlikely action hero – Priya, who astride a tiger, with the aid of Goddess Parvati, takes on prevailing attitudes and #everydaysexism.
I met him in December 2014, at the launch of Priya’s Shakti at the Mumbai Comic Con – and it couldn’t have been more topical. Yet another rape in a moving vehicle was leading the headlines.
So, we ask: can a comic book effect attitude change? Listen to my latest piece that went on Deutsche Welle Worldlink.
You can *listen* to it here (of course you should listen, it’s a radio piece)!