The Very Best of the Common Man
by R.K. Laxman
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
The best cartoonist of our country, best of his work and then this comes, the very best of the best cartoonist. How can one rate it less than the best of the rating!
Pure humor, amazing creativity and wonderful satire! Need one have to say more? – Rajat TWIT
About R.K. Laxman
”’Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Laxman”’ (born October 23 1924, Mysore, India) is an Indian cartoonist, illustrator and humorist. He is widely regarded as India’s greatest-ever cartoonist and is best known for his creation ”The Common Man”.
R. K. Laxman was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He has won many awards for his cartoons, including Asia’s top journalism award, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, in 1984.
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
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Penguin (April 23, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces