Ms Marvel Kamala Khan’s Origin Story Is Set During Partition
Marvel’s latest offering that traces the origins of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim superheroine, shows her parents migration from India to Pakistan during the turbulent partition era of 1947.
Kamala is a fictional superheroine from New Jersey appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Kamala made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before taking over the Ms Marvel comic book series in February 2014.
Earlier this year, Bollywood star and lead character in American series Quantico, Priyanka Chopra, lent her voice to the animated character of Kamala Khan.
Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona, Kamala is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.
The first few pages of the new comic have recently been released, and they show Kamala’s parents, Kareem and Aisha, as Indian Muslims from then-Bombay. Her parents are shown to have moved to the newly-founded Pakistan in 1947 when the largest human migration in history was underway.
The appearance of the characters – bold gold bangles and shalwar kameez paired with a dupatta – depicts the Muslims of the subcontinent, the Express Tribune reported.
(With PTI inputs)