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Caricaturing Culture in India : Cartoons and History in the Modern World (Paperback) (Ritu Gairola

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"Caricaturing Culture in India is a highly original history of political cartoons in India. Drawing on the analysis of newspaper cartoons since the 1870s, archival research and interviews with prominent Indian cartoonists, this ambitious study combines historical narrative with ethnographic testimony to give a pioneering account of the role that cartoons have played over time in political communication, public discourse and the refraction of ideals central to the creation of the Indian postcolonial state. Maintaining that cartoons are more than illustrative representations of news, Ritu Gairola Khanduri uncovers the true potential of cartoons as a visual medium where memories jostle, history is imagined and lines of empathy are demarcated. Placing the argument within a wider context, this thought-provoking book highlights the history and power of print media in debates on free speech and democratic processes around the world, revealing why cartoons still matter today"--
Number of Pages: 368.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Asia / India + South Asia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Ritu Gairola Khanduri
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2016
TCIN: 51214375
UPC: 9781107618572
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-8910

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