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An excerpt from ‘Pao: The Anthology of Comics’
Pao: The Anthology of Comics I | Penguin | 304 pages | Rs 799

Kabir, writes Orijit Sen, is more than a historical figure; he is an idea, a spiritual journey. Over the past five centuries, his poetry, sung by folk singers, has grown like an evergreen tree, sprouting new shoots all the time. Anonymous poets have added verses and polished metaphors, and singers have introduced their own textures. In his own work, part of Pao: The Anthology of Comics I, Sen offers a visual translation of Kabir’s verses