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Caricaturing tradition in India is a hugely unique heritage of political cartoons in India. Drawing at the research of newspaper cartoons because the 1870s, archival examine and interviews with widespread Indian cartoonists, this bold learn combines old narrative with ethnographic testimony to provide a pioneering account of the function that cartoons have performed through the years in political communique, public discourse and the refraction of beliefs imperative to the production of the Indian postcolonial nation. conserving that cartoons are greater than illustrative representations of stories, Ritu Gairola Khanduri uncovers the genuine power of cartoons as a visible medium the place thoughts jostle, heritage is imagined and features of empathy are demarcated. putting the argument inside a much wider context, this thought-provoking e-book highlights the heritage and gear of print media in debates on unfastened speech and democratic techniques around the globe, revealing why cartoons nonetheless topic at the present time.

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