Priya’s Shakti (Chapter 1)


A new superhero has arisen in India in the wake of the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus two years ago: Priya, a mortal woman who is raped herself, but who fights back against sexual violence with the help of the goddess Parvati – and a tiger. – The Guardian
Priya’s Shakti is a comic book with a big mission. Smart girls stands with Priya. – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
The use of cutting-edge mobile and digital technologies in the comic book and related exhibit, along with the bold yet nuanced treatment of sexual violence, makes Priya’s Shakti a model for the future of Indian comic books.— Guernica Magazine
Priya’s Shakti is a path-breaking superhero who fights for women’s rights and equality. – India Express
An absolutely awesome comic book, with a rape survivor as it’s leading character, fighting sexual violence. – Cosmopolitan


Story by Ram Devineni & Vikas K. Menon and Art by Dan Goldman
SYNOPSIS: The storyline focuses on Priya, a human woman and ardent devotee of the Goddess Parvati who has experienced a brutal rape and the social stigma and isolation resulting from it. The Goddess Parvati is horrified to learn about the sexual violence that women on Earth face on a daily basis and is determined to change this disturbing reality. Inspired by the Goddess, Priya breaks her silence. She sings a message of women’s empowerment that enraptures thousands and moves them to take action against GBV around the world. This project highlights the threat of sexual harassment and violence that women face on a daily basis unless deeply rooted patriarchal norms are challenged. Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Hindi.


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PRIYA’S SHAKTI (Portuguese)

Uma nova super-heroína surgiu na India na época de um brutal estupro num ônibus de Delhi dois anos atrás: Priya, uma mortal que foi violentada, mas reagiu lutando contra violência sexual com a ajuda da deusa Parvati – e um tigre. –THE GUARDIAN. História por Ram Devineni e Vikas K. Menon. Arte por Dan Goldman. Traduzido por Karine Bender. (baixar PDF)


PRIYA’S SHAKTI (Italian)

Dopo il brutale stupro di gruppo di due anni fa su un autobus di Nuova Delhi arriva in India una nuova eroina: Priya, donna mortale a sua volta vittima di abusi, ma pronta a lottare contro la violenza sessuale con l’aiuto della dea Parvati… e di una tigre. –THE GUARDIAN. Soggetto di Ram Devineni e Vikas K. Menon. Illustrazioni di Dan Goldman. Traduzione di Mila Fahren. (scaricare PDF)


PRIYA’S SHAKTI (Spanish)

Una nueva superheroína llega a India tras la brutal violación en grupo que se había cometido en un autobús dos años antes: Priya, una mujer mortal que había sido a su vez víctima de un estupro pero que luchará contra la violencia sexual con la ayuda de la diosa Parvati… Y de un tigre”. –THE GUARDIAN. Argumento: Ram Devineni y Vikas K. Menon. Ilustraciones: Dan Goldman. Traducción: Natalia Contreras de la Llave. (descargar PDF)

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