[Reader-list] Needed: Research assistant for Comic Book Project

Chintan Girish Modi chintan.backups at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 12:31:52 IST 2010

*From Reeti Roy*


Wanted: Research assistant for a British Council-SCTR, JU project titled The
Comic Book in India, beginning December. Duration is for three months, with
a possibility of extension up to six months. The project has the following
To locate, collect and digitise representative samples of comic-books in
major Indian languages, especially Bengali, English, Hindi, and Malayalam.
The project will concentrate NOT on work which has already been published in
book or series form (such as Indrajal comics or Amar Chitra Katha) but
material which appeared in magazines and newspapers but have not since been
To interview writers and artists of comic books, and compile biographical
To archive the above in digital form
A considerable volume of material has already been digitized, and one of the
chief tasks of the researcher will be to post-process the digital images.
The researcher may also need to undertake fieldwork in Calcutta, and/or
Delhi and Kochi.

The researcher needs to have basic digital image processing skills
(cropping, cleaning up images etc.). More importantly, s/he must be
knowledgeable about Bengali children's literature and the Bengali comic

The honorarium is Rs 10,000 per month plus travelling and other expenses in
the case of fieldwork.

Interested individuals may please contact me at offog1 at gmail.com

Abhijit Gupta

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