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Nehru through Shankar Cartoons

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Date(s) - 13/11/2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Alliance Française de Trivandrum


Shankar1Nehru through Shankar Cartoons
Presenter: Mr E P Unny
13 November 2015; 6 pm to 8 pm
Shankar (1902-1989):
Acknowledged as the country’s first professional world class cartoonist, was the flavour of New Delhi as it was turning into the capital of the biggest ever democracy. Monitored the nationalist movement and its stalwarts with an unwavering focus on Jawaharlal Nehru through those crucial decades.
Shankar did some 1500 cartoons on Nehru. This presentation is a mere sample of 26 images picked to reflect broadly the concerns of those times and provoke a conversation.
The evening is a tribute to Nehru who upheld much that went into a democracy — from the Constitution to the cartoon.