Bengal’s rare exhibits highlight history, evolution of the comic genre at this must see display

Asha Bajaj
3 min readFeb 10, 2024
Comics

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Kolkata/IBNS-CMEDIA: If you are in Kolkata through February and early March, take a dive into the world of Bengali comics thanks to a collaboration between Kolkata Centre for Creativity and Comics Culture Collective.

Titled ‘Comics in Bengal’ it is a captivating exhibition which focuses on comics in Bengal, right from its inception in the 1920s to the present day.

Exhibits include prints of a variety of comics, including some rare ones, published in newspaper strips, magazines, books, and some original artworks.

According to the organisers, the idea is to offer a comprehensive idea about the dissemination of the genre and the manner in which it made its way to the popular imagination of the readers, especially 1960s onwards.

According to Richa Agarwal, Chairperson, Kolkata Centre for Creativity, “The exhibition aims to uncover the vibrant legacy of storytelling, adventure, and creativity that has shaped the…

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