The Very Best Of The Common Man
The Very Best of the Common Man
From financial crises to the woes of householders, from political instability to rampant corruption, Laxman s Common Man cartoons capture the entire gamut of contemporary Indian experience. This special collection featuring the hundred most memorable Common Man cartoons of all time is a tribute to India s best-loved cartoonist and one of the most striking voices commenting on Indian socio-political life
For half a century, the Times of India has thoughtfully provided an antidote to all the bad news brimming on its front pages. It s a sketch, a single box, inked by R.K. Laxman, the country s sharpest cartoonist and political satirist. Each morning, Laxman s frazzled character, known as the Common Man, confronts India s latest heartbreak with a kind of wry resignation. . . . What s common about this character is that like most Indians, he sees his country being forced through endless indignities by its leaders and yet doesn t even whimper in protest. --Time
About the Author
R.K. Laxman is India s best-loved cartoonist. His Common Man cartoons appeared regularly in the Times of India for over six decades...