This book is an analysis of the Amar Chitra Katha genre, historical comic-books that capture and promote a middle class masculine identity, as culture became the new site for right-wing hegemonic politics in India over the last 4 decades of the 20th century.
Introduction: Amar Chitra Katha: The Scope of The Problem 2. Comics, Scrolls, Frescos and the 'Chitra Katha' 3. History, Personality and a Pedagogy for the Present 4. Disciplinary Nationalism and Masculinity 5. The Liberalisation Years: The Theme of Merit 6. Conclusion