Thursday, 6 June 2013

Indrajaal == Arun Prasad

Arun Prasad is an historian specialized in the History of Bangalore and a pannapictagraphist (comics collector).



He is also a researcher, freelance writer and columnist on the heritage of Bangalore and presently the Project & Research Head of Discover Bengaluru, an organization documenting the Bangalore city's heritage and history.

He is more of a fan of great Artworks... I felt immersed amidst a lot of art books about great artworks around the world and that of great artists in his home..

It was a thursday evening in the coolest day of May month I reached Aruns residence with rain drops drizzling over me...

I am enthralled by seeing his collection of more than ten thousand comic books, out of which are the most loved ones The Panthoms, All Indrajaal, many of the rarest of books...



He had done a great level of research over the history of banglore and have many of the rarest glass negatives primitive in nature which is taken in the British Ira.



With a box to preserve those rare glass negatives, I recoken as he telling me that he has around 15 such boxes... 



when I enquired him about how he collected all these rarities, he said he collected them from People in Britain who preserve these rarities...

A few snaps of his collections -- The totall floor was filled with comics every where I can never forget that evening...

Gold Key !!!!        Indrajaal!!!       Illustrated Weekly of India which had Panthom!!!













The First of Sport Star kinda one...


Ching Chow a comic strip which came as single in every issue of  Illustrated weekly is been taken by some collector and consolidated as a single book which somehow got in to the hands of a good comic collector...






Indian Comics and Earliest versions of Filmfare which came decades ago.... 


 And the only french series book I saw there was Lucky Luke that too in Hindi....

Dalton Nagaram  in Hindi....






Still he is to be opened to the world of Franco Belgian Series, when I didnt find a single franco belgian series I felt his thirst to the unimaginary artworks havnt started yet as he is yet to taste the wonderfull essense of The Wide World of Franc - Belgian Series....

Its much warm in there with the books and his friendship is much more warmer and even without all those books one would befriend Arun for his passion and love towards comics. He has a nostalgic attachment towards Panthom as many of us do...

Thankyou Arun for the Wonderfull evening...

I got a book from Arun which I had been long waiting...


He also have a few sets of full collection of James Bond Series.... 

with fond memories...
Shriram


4 comments:

  1. Nice to have witnessed a great collection from avid comic collector like Arun. May his collection grow more and more. And yours too. :-)

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    1. Thanks Rafiq... But still he is yet to open the world of Franco-Belgian Series and the ones which we read.. I am planning to give him a few books.

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  2. What is the most beautiful comics storage, and continue your service

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