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Artist Raj Kamal draws Indian versions of superheroes
Some, such as Spiderman and Wolverine, are based on his friends (a Punjabi who is “naughty” and a Bihari who likes to eat). Wonder Woman, however, is inspired by the 18th century painting, Bani Thani, commonly described as India’s Mona Lisa.
He is not averse to the risqué either. His Robin-da, a reworking of Batman’s famous sidekick, is pictured in amorous embrace with a stereotypically skinny and bony Bengali man.
“We Indians are so afraid of talking about our sexuality,” he said. “So I thought I would show Robin – a Bengali name – kissing a man.”
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