Monday, January 05, 2015

"There was no holding them back."

From 'Sauptik: Sleeping Ones, Rise' (work-in-progress graphic novel) © Amruta Patil 2015 
Apart from the serpents that weigh down her ankles and the lightning that cracks overhead, Abhisarika Nayika (one who sets out, against all odds, to meet the lover) is often shown with ghoulish entities. I imagine the wizened lady to be the embodiment of unnamed fears and what-ifs; the one who stokes hearts with apprehension at nighttime, and still the stubborn abhisarikas keep on walking.

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