Awards and Blurbs

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In this technologically innovative and wildly popular interactive comic book, Priya’s Shakti, a gang-rape survivor- turned-superhero, demonstrates strength, courage and womanhood. — MSNBC

A woman vanquishes her fears and dismisses the ridicule, speaking out as a survivor and becoming an inspiration to thousands of women in India who have faced the same ordeal — a modern-day female superhero. – VICE News

There is a new weapon in the battle to prevent violence against women in India — a comic book. – Wall Street Journal

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 may have a badass tiger for a companion and a goddess who has her back, but it is Priya’s belief in herself and hope for a better world that is truly her superpower. – SYFY Wire

Priya’s Shakti is the first Indian comic book of its kind — not only confronting teenagers with the sensitive issue of sexual violence, but also engaging young people through its innovative use of augmented reality technology. — Reuters

Incredible characters saving the world — Huffington Post

Priya’s Shakti is a path-breaking superhero who fights for women’s rights and equality. — India Express

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An absolutely awesome comic book, with a rape survivor as it’s leading character, fighting sexual violence. — Cosmopolitan, UK

A New Superhero Is Battling Sexual Violence in the Most Kick-Ass Way Possible. — MIC

Priya’s Shakti is a comic book with a big mission. Smart girls stands with Priya. — Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

She crosses cultures: She is Priya, the star of a new Indian comic book who rides a tiger and fights back against her rapists. — New York Times Magazine

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

The beautifully drawn comic book powerfully and, at times distressingly, directly challenges some of the norms that perpetuate the lack of value women hold in much of Indian culture. — The Independent

Priya’s Shakti, A New Indian Comic Book Character, is Fighting the Patriarchy and KickingAss — Bustle

Leaping off the page. — Femina
Innovative. — Vogue, India
Stunning illustrations. — NBC News
Superwoman of substance – Bangalore Mirror
7 Graphic Novels Worth Reading — IGN INDIA