Book Timeless Laxman

Question: What is the name of the book launched by PM Narendra Modi on the life of famous cartoonist RK Laxman?
(a) Vibrant Laxman
(b) Political Cartoon of Laxman
(c) Timeless Laxman
(d) Politics of Cartoon: RK Laxman’s narrative
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 18 December 2018.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a coffee table book named ‘Timeless Laxman’ based on the life and times of legendary cartoonist RK Laxman. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C Vidyasagar Rao were also present at the launch event.
  • This book has been penned by cartoonist’s daughter-in-law Usha Srinivas Laxman. This book is mainly comprised of pictures and looks oversized.
  • RK Laxman (born 1921) was a celebrated cartoonist, humorist and illustrator and brother of famous author RK Narayanan. He was known for his famous cartoon ‘The Common Man, You Said It in The Times of India, which started in 1951.His cartoons depicts an average Indians hope, need, problems etc. as well for the humor and pun his cartoons carried all the way through.
  • He was honored with Padma Bhushan (1973), Padma Vibhushan (2005) and Ramon Magsaysay Award (1984) for journalism. He died in 2015.
  • During the launch event, PM Narendra Modi emphasized the essentiality of Laxman’s work in understanding the sociology and socio-political milieu of that time.

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/laxmans-cartoons-have-healing-power-modi/article25777066.ece
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/book-on-laxman-penned-by-cartoonists-daughter-in-law-released/articleshow/67146177.cms
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=186541

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