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Mala. Mala was created by the Indian creator Homi Wadia (Hunterwali) and appeared in the film Jungle Princess (1942).

Mala is a Superhuman Jungle Hero. Mala is an Indian woman who is shipwrecked, as an infant, on the jungle shores of Africa. She grows up, alone, in the jungle, with two lions as her best companions, and learns how to speak with the animals. As an adult she is queen of the lions, and her fame spreads to Bombay, where the estate to which Mala is entitled is due to be given to Mala’s evil uncle. A lawyer takes up the case and leads an expedition to Africa to find Mala, and after adventures in the jungle Mala is forced to say goodbye to her beloved lions and return to “civilization.”

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