India lost her beloved “Common-Man” creator, cartoonist RK Laxman this week. Arre Chintu salutes RK Laxman by compiling a short list of his great creations of his career spanning over 5 decades.
His understanding of the Emergency was as appropriate as it can ever get!
2. When he pitted himself against Indira Gandhi, again
Emergency press regulation did not stop him from doing his job, yet again
4. Aptly pointing out the all familiar Sena-BJP relations
Situation has not changed much since this 1990 cartoon
A large issue represented neatly in this small cartoon
Jayaprakash Narayan was the Anna Hazare of the 1960’s and 70’s and was a key player during the Emergency.
8. When he remarked upon Indian work ethics
Our work ethics (or rather a lack of them) are well known and RK Laxman here takes a dig upon them
9. Observing how India deals with its famine and drought problems
Hands up, common man!