“Rare is the day when I happily spend two hours watching back-to-back episodes of a Hindi fiction show on Indian television – that too in animation. No, this isn’t the meanderings of my addled brain. Finally, there’s a show which I think every adult, parent and non-parent, and every child who is allowed to watch TV should see.
Burka Avenger, the Pakistani series about a teacher who is a vigilante superhero by night, is now being shown in India. That too on a channel which few of us adults knew existed. ZeeQ and the telecast of Burka Avenger may just be the only redeeming feature of media mogul Subhash Chandra.
Burka Avenger is an animation series that was started in August 2013 in Pakistan. It has been nominated for an Emmy and has won the Peabody Award, the International Gender Equity Prize and the Asian Media Award. Its hero was also named one of the most influential fictional characters of 2013 by TIME.”