Banging the tabla for cartooning in India


Ritu Gairola Khanduri

“This is a good time for cartooning”

The subhead above may have resulted in some of our members raising an eyebrow or, more likely, uttering the odd oath or two…

However, taking good news where we can find it (India via America in this instance), the words make for a refreshingly upbeat change of tone and were spoken by Ritu Gairola Khanduri, a cultural anthropologist and historian, in an interview with Sujeet Rajan on The American Bazaar website.

Ritu goes on to say “I think it’s an art form the youth will give new shape to in the coming years” and, as if that wasn’t positive enough, “They also have a rich history in India to look back to and build on.”

We know somewhere very similar…


Ritu Gairola Khanduri is the author of ‘Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World’ (Cambridge University Press).

Read the full interview here.


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