Contemporary science comics in India seem to be underdeveloped and rarely cater to the changing view of  science-as-a-career by the Indian urbanites. The colonial tradition of newspaper cartoons in attacking science has not been carried forth and is tainted by the disconnect of an Indian Renaissance.

Towards cultivating a cartoonist’s perspective to making science comics achieve a cult following, a persuasive call to investigate hidden science in folk comics and international syndicated cartoon strips is made.

While political actors find a niche backing or thrashing in comics, scientists rarely have a share in the ideology of the daily funnies and stereotypes abound unfairly and decry a no-say in their internationally marketed image.

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Science comics in India as a pedagogical medium
A foresight

Sisir C. Anand   Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Contemporary science comics in India seem to be underdeveloped and rarely cater to the changing view of  science-as-a-career by the Indian urbanites. The colonial tradition of newspaper cartoons in attacking science has not been carried forth and is tainted by the disconnect of an Indian Renaissance.

Towards cultivating a cartoonist’s perspective to making science comics achieve a cult following, a persuasive call to investigate hidden science in folk comics and international syndicated cartoon strips is made.

While political actors find a niche backing or thrashing in comics, scientists rarely have a share in the ideology of the daily funnies and stereotypes abound unfairly and decry a no-say in their internationally marketed image.

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