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Srimati Ghosal
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…
in Interview
Srimati Ghosal
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[1] Perhaps the most hackneyed subject of ridicule in a satire of any form, from any part of the world, is…
in Article
Srimati Ghosal
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…
in Overview
Srimati Ghosal
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…
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