Krishna: Defender of Dharma
After the recent release of Sundarkaand, this week Campfire announces the launch of yet another title – Krishna: Defender of Dharma. Our longest and most comprehensive title yet tells the story of Vishnu’s eighth avatar through wonderfully-crafted prose woven amongst delicious and wholesome illustrations.
This tale of Krishna is a journey through awe-inspiring lands – the breathtaking forests of Vrindavan, the magical city of Dwarka, and the arid battlefields of Kurukshetra. Its setting in the mysterious and fantastical world of India’s distant past makes the visual interpretation that a graphic novel offers just perfect.
Krishna’s role, as shown in this graphic novel adaptation, is to restore dharma, or natural order and justice, at a time when evil has taken over the land. Several well-known episodes from Krishna’s childhood are presented that hint at his divinity, and he eventually grows into a morally courageous young man who provides advice to the Pandava brothers and guides them through the course of the Mahabharata war.
Campfire’s graphic novel follows Krishna’s life in the time-honoured fashion. The story has been kept simple and easy to follow, and the language is crisp and lucid. While there is plenty of action, emphasis has also been given to the emotional impact of each episode.