He took an early retirement to focus on his interest in popular art, cartooning and poster making, and turned to the neglected art of Bengali political cartoons. He won two consecutive grants (in 2007 and 2010) under the ‘Bengali Language Initiative’ of the Indian Foundation for the Arts to archive…
As Shakespeare never exhausts his supply of 'horn' jokes for mocking cuckoldry, the satirist of contemporary fashions relies without fail on the mistaken sexual identity.
—Susan C. Saphiro
Perhaps the most hackneyed subject of ridicule in a satire of any form, from any part of the world, is…
Political caricature was introduced to the Indian subcontinent by the British colonisers in the second half of the nineteenth century. The railways, the telegraph and the printing press that were introduced by the British to help the imperial project in India went on to become critical apparatus in…
The art of political caricature was brought into the Indian subcontinent by the British colonisers. A British cartoon periodical, Punch, was widely circulated throughout the empire, and reached India and Bengal, even though it regularly derided the colonial subject. This happened in the second half…
In conversation with Prof. Ashis Nandy
S.Gopalakrishnan: How do you address Tagore’s concept of nationalism which seems contradictory to many people?
Ashis Nandy: Well, a lot of people look very internally inconsistent. To a lot of people, it will seem an inner contradiction, as if Tagore…
Arvikar, Hrishikesh. 2015. 'The Cinema of Prabhat: Histories, Aesthetics and Politics'. M Phil Dissertation. School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Athavale, Shantaram. 1965. Prabhat Kaal. Pune: Venus.
Bardhan, Pranab. 1999. The Political Economy of Development in India.…
বিভূতিভূষণ–সত্যজিতের 'পথের পাঁচালী' শিখিয়েছে 'দেশ' মানে পতাকা আর ম্যাপ নয়, দেশ মানে ঘরের হাঁড়ি–কুড়ি, নারকোল-মালা, রাংতা থেকে ঘাস জল মাঠ বন পরিব্যাপ্ত এক সংসার।
পথের পাঁচালীকে আরও একবার স্মরন করার সময় এল। যে ছবি আমাদের সঙ্গেই থেকে গেছে সর্বক্ষন, তার কাছে ফেরত যাওয়ার পথে তাকে নিয়ে নানা বিশ্বাস ও…