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Story Premise

It is the era of Mughals and Rajputs in India (1500s). Chattisgargh is the last Rajput stronghold that Mughal Emperor Akhbar has not conquered. But the events that ignited their twenty year war are lost n the sands...until Neel, the ageless sage stumbles upon them. In a bid to save Chattisgarh from decimation and an old curse, Neel faces ghosts who never forget, or forgive.

...where the wind howls of lost souls and the air and sand become one...

Neel, A mysterious, ageless holy man on a quest in the western deserts.

Neel

A mysterious, ageless holy man on a quest in the western deserts.

Neel

Rana Pradeep, a mighty Rajput king and his impregnable desert bastion, Chattisgarh.

Rana Pradeep

A mighty Rajput king and his impregnable desert bastion, Chattisgarh.

Rana Pradeep

A brutal twenty year war and a vast Mughal army outside the walls.

A brutal twenty year war

A vast Mughal army outside the walls.

Fortress Chattisgarh

And a beautiful phantom in the dunes who will consume them all...

And a beautiful phantom

in the dunes who will consume them all...

The Phantom

The Ballad of the Desert Rose

The Tales of Neel | art & story by Tej Bose

Fortress Chattisgarh and Neel

Sample Pages from The Ballad of the Desert Rose

Cover

Cover

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Page 7

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The Origins of Neel

Neel is a mysterious Indian holy man and eternal wanderer who does not appear to age, and ends up wherever he is needed the most. He has existed since the time of the great war of Ramayana. In one form or another, he has been witness to events that now seem mythical. Neel is a guardian who has the duty to keep evil at bay; and to delay the end of the Kal-yug (The Age of Kali) that precedes the apocalypse; the end of all things.

These are The Tales of Neel.

Upcoming Graphic Novel

A tale of 4 kingdoms, 2 families and one epic journey told in a series of graphic novels. The events are set in 1600s India, amidst a titanic struggle for power.

About the Author

Author

Tej Bose

Welcome

Thanks for checking out The Tales of Neel. If you like the excerpts of 'The Ballad of the Desert Rose', you can purchase the ebook or print version of the comic book.

Interests - Illustrating comics, graphics anything, 3d modeling & animation, traveling, movies, world history and photography...

Currently I am working on The Fortress of Fire; a series of comic books set in 1600s in India.

I am a graphic designer and web designer / developer working in Maryland since 2006. I studied in SUNY Brockport (BS, Info Sys), GWU (MS, Computer Graphics and Animation) and UMUC (MBA). Feel free to Contact me via email.

My Interests

As you can probably tell, I have a deep interest in drawing/painting and illustration. I enjoy working with web design, development, graphic design and 3d modeling and animation, reading graphic novels and comic books, watching movies and cricket. I also love traveling, photography and learning about world history, culture, and mythology.

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