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DetailsThe other side of R.K. Laxman For decades now, R.K. Laxman's cartoons, nestled in a corner of the front page of the newspaper and ridiculing the import of the very news items they are surrounded by, have delighted millions of readers every morning. These cartoons, featuring the trademark figure of the Common Man and collected in several volumes of the Best of Laxman series, have proved to be enduringly popular travesties of our public life. There is, however, another half of Laxman's oeuvre, comprising cartoons that appear on the back page of the Sunday newspaper. Some of these cartoons reveal what politicians, executives and high-placed professionals might say and do in private, often behind closed doors. Others look into the future or lend a speaking voice to animals to gain a different perspective on our everyday affairs. These are worlds that even the ubiquitous Common Man is not privy to. Yet it is here that Laxman's sense of parody and satire find some of their best expressions, commenting caustically on our social and political character by pointing out the incongruities inherent in our systems. Previously uncollected, some of these rare but masterly cartoons are brought together for the first time in this first volume of Laugh with Laxman as a special treat for all Laxman fans. About the Author Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman was born on 24 October 1921 in Mysore. He began cartooning for the Free Press Journal, a newspaper in Bombay, in 1947, soon after he graduated from the University of Mysore. Six months later he joined the Times of India as staff cartoonist, where he enjoyed a prolific career over fifty years. R.K. Laxman wrote and published numerous short stories, essays and travel articles, some of which have been collected in the book The Distorted Mirror. Penguin has published the three works of fiction authored by LaxmanThe Hotel Riviera, The Messenger and Servants of Indiaas well as several collections of his cartoons in the series The Best of Laxman and Laugh with Laxman. R.K. Laxman won numerous awards for his cartoons, including Asias top journalism award, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, in 1984. The University of Marathwada and the University of Delhi conferred honorary Doctor of Literature degrees on him. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Vibhushan. R.K. Laxman passed away in Pune on 26 January 2015. He was ninety-three.
SKU Code IBD B 322 Weight in Kg 0.1580 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780140284355 Author Name R. K. Laxman Publisher Name PENGUIN INDIA