Priya's Shakti


A mortal woman and the Goddess Parvati fight against gender-based sexual violence in India and around the world in this layered storytelling project and augmented reality comic book, supporting the movement against patriarchy, misogyny, and indifference through love, creativity, and solidarity. More info. at http://www.priyashakti.com

A new superhero has arisen in India in the wake of the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus two years ago: Priya, a mortal woman who is raped herself, but who fights back against sexual violence with the help of the goddess Parvati – and a tiger. – The Guardian
Priya’s Shakti is a comic book with a big mission. Smart girls stands with Priya. – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
The use of cutting-edge mobile and digital technologies in the comic book and related exhibit, along with the bold yet nuanced treatment of sexual violence, makes Priya’s Shakti a model for the future of Indian comic books.— Guernica Magazine
Priya’s Shakti is a path-breaking superhero who fights for women’s rights and equality. – India Express
Priya’s Shakti is the first Indian comic book of its kind — not only confronting teenagers with the sensitive issue of sexual violence, but also engaging young people through its innovative use of augmented reality technology. — REUTERS
In this technologically innovative and wildly popular interactive comic book, Priya’s Shakti, a gang-rape survivor-turned-superhero, demonstrates strength, courage and womanhood"  — MSNBC