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Sreedhar Mini, Darshana and Anirban K. Baishya. "Transgressions in Toonland: Savita Bhabhi, Velamma and the Indian adult comic." Porn Studies 7.(2020): 115–31. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/23268743.2019.1590228
BibTeX citation key: SreedharMini2020
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Keywords: "Savita Bhabhi", "Velamma", Body, India, Pornography, Sexuality
Creators: Baishya, Sreedhar Mini
Collection: Porn Studies
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While India is no stranger to titillating imagery, its pornographic circuits remain underground due to stringent laws. The emergence of Indian pornographic comics under the aegis of the adult entertainment company Indian Porn Empire has destabilized this framework through their dispersed production practices and viral circulation. This article examines two of the most popular comic book titles, Savita Bhabhi and Velamma, that feature married women as their protagonists. While interrogating these comics in terms of their content and effects, we suggest that the affordances of the comic book medium allow them to display a wider range of fantasies than both the amateur and soft porn that circulates in India. Thus, these comic books become sticky objects that absorb and express the dynamics of class, gender and taboo. The adult comic book visualizes sexual and moral anxieties on the two-dimensional plane of the comic book panel and becomes a canvas of fantasies that allows for vicarious boundary-crossing.
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