Friday, December 30, 2016

Jest in Time - Jug Suraiya, Neelabh Banerjee, Ajit Ninan

Brought out to celebrate 175 years of Times of India, 'Jest in Time' is a compilation of some of the greatest cartoons, by eight of India's greatest cartoonists, over  a long period of time. RK Laxman's cartoons occupy centre stage, Ninan's Jug Suraiya's and Neelabh Banerjee's.

Politics, sports, poverty, common man, elections, votes, foreign policy, bureaucracy, office politics, name it, you have it. It's a fantastic collection of cartoons and I finally savored them over a three month period.

Some of the cartoons are so dark and so hard hitting that you wonder how they got away. In fact there is a cartoon where a politician and a cartoonist are both heading to jail - one for the crime and another for lampooning it in his cartoon. One of a corrupt politician in jail and he is accompanied by the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. So many on black money, Pakistan, USA.

Thanks Sagar.  

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