Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan on the graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee, whose When Banerjee’s first book, “Corridor,” about the patrons of a. by Sarnath Banerjee. Many moons ago Sepoy posted about the forthcoming ‘first ever’ graphic novel from India, Corridor, by Sarnath Banerjee. In Corridor, one of the earliest graphic novels to be published in India, artist and filmmaker Sarnath Banerjee uses text and image to portray the.

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Or love with spectacular sex.

This book provides the perfect banerjer from your bottom shelf into the world of Indian graphic novels, a world that I now cannot wait to explore. Some interviewers deal with this quandary by simply quoting him directly at length in order to avoid summarizing what he has said.

And There are moments which will make you yawn too. Brighu unfolds as the narrator in the novel, and he thinks of himself banermee a postmodern Ibn Battuta.

It was a beutiful mix of satarical social commentary, a monotonous look on life and desire for corriddor, the endless passage of life and more than anything how we see ourselves in a society.

Sarnath doesn’t say it, but the novel is semi-autobiographical.

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Corridor: A Graphic Novel

Banerjee indeed did justice to the project and his first book Corridor: I like this a lot better than when I first read it, but I still think it is let down by an excess of callow urban angst and a Naipaulesque reliance on grotesqerie.


From Banetjee Video Palace he also brings another adult hardcore film. Everybody is looking for love, or sex. Tintin is then thrown into the mix, a cartoon character that just might fit into this theoretical category as well. A Graphic Novel by Sarnath Banerjee. I have found only one interview with Banerjee in which his interlocutor gives him the space to be lucid, and his responses there are quite thought-provoking possibly because the interviewer is science fiction writer Samit Basu, who has also written the stories for the Indian comic series Devi ; corrivor interview is for his blogso Banerjee was able to answer fluently and at length in writing to his questions.

It could have been closer home if more work could be done to tone up the ‘dilliwala’ attitude. He’s got everything spot on, the urban landscape of Delhi and Kolkata, the characters, the language and the weather. When I was a child growing up in India, like most of sarnaht contemporaries I was introduced to Indian comic books through the Amar Chitra Katha series, those slender, colorful volumes that told stories about mythology, folklore and Indian history.

Rangoonwalla talks about that evening, well past office hours, when Dutta sat with his Dolly corriror Central Park, Connaught Place. And it gets even better in the second read.

The black and white panels are replaced by sudden flashes of color. A shop owner by the name of Jehangir Rangoonwalla interacts with other residents of Delhi sarnafh all visit his shop.


Corridor: A Graphic Novel by Sarnath Banerjee

Rangoonwala, that you took time to probe and explore!! It is a very fascinating narrative trick to have the narrator call on his own bullshit.

He admits to being an obsessive-compulsive collector, and quotes Jean Baudrillard, in a passage I felt an affinity with: The perfume certainly works miraculously for him and his wee bznerjee daughter.

Salinger’s infamous The Catcher in The Rye. I think my favorite moment of this kind is a sequence of cells that begins with a drawing of Walter Benjamincaptioned with corrior following words: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Corridor: A Graphic Novel, Sarnath Banerjee (2004)

The product of a fellowship awarded by the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Corridor offers a highly entertaining glimpse into several dimensions of middle-class life in India — much of which will be hauntingly familiar to readers everywhere.

Banerjee captures the spatiality of ennui, alienation and sexual whims walking through the corridors of Connaught Place, Delhi and the alleyways of modern-day bustling Kolkata, where he was born. Travel writer at www. Delhi is the city of couples to him, and this self-proclaimed Ibn Battuta prefers being single.

The narrative of Corridor: