We are all aware of the impact that a political cartoon generates among the readers. However, those with keen interest in the field of political cartooning always complained of lack of enough reference material on this subject.
In good news for such enthusiasts of political cartoons, TV Journalist Dr. Praveen Tiwari is coming up with a book that compiles his Ph.D. in Indian political cartooning.
In fact, this is first-of-its-kind research with exclusive focus on political cartooning in Indian context.
It was the very first Ph.D. Done by any journalism researcher in 2007 from DAVV Indore.
The research was done under the Guidance of Dr. Man Singh Parmar who’s the Vice Chancellor of Kushabhau Thackrey Journalism University.
This thesis will now be published in a book form and its preface has been written by legendary cartoonist Late Sudhir Tailang.
Tailang himself wanted to do some research work on Indian Political cartooning but after his untimely demise, his wish is now being fulfilled by Dr. Praveen Tiwari.
This thesis contains interviews of Late R. K. Laxman, Late Sudhir Tailang, Unny, Shekhar Gurera, Ismail Lehari, Rajendra Dhodapkar and many more pioneer of Indian Cartooning.
It also contains important information about the history of political cartooning in India along with brief biographies of legends like Shankar, Abu, Ranga, Vijayan etc.
Everybody agrees that political cartooning is a strong tool of Journalism but due to lack of awareness and lack of editorial importance, this art form is gradually dying in Indian Journalism.
Dr. Praveen Tiwari has dedicated this book to the memory of cartooning legend late Sudhir tailing.