August 25, 2020

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Rutwik Ingale

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Orijit Sen : India’s First Graphic Novelist

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Orijit Sen needs no introduction in the world of arts. He is an Indian graphic artist and designer, comic creator and illustrator. His graphic novel River of Stories, published in 1994 by Kalpavriksh, is considered as the first graphic novel of India. He is the co-founder of People Tree. This …

Orijit Sen needs no introduction in the world of arts. He is an Indian graphic artist and designer, comic creator and illustrator. His graphic novel River of Stories, published in 1994 by Kalpavriksh, is considered as the first graphic novel of India. He is the co-founder of People Tree. This NID graduate has done several exhibition and museum design projects in India, the UK and Russia. His comics have taken the social media by a storm. Few were blocked by Facebook which led to an outpouring of support from friends, fans and followers and was restored. He is a man of strong beliefs.

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A mural by Orijit Sen

Orijit Sen studied at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad in the 1980s. He recalled that “I read whatever underground comics I could get my hands on. These included Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman. I was blown away by Spiegelman’s Maus.” In his words, Maus validated his artistic convictions and inspired him to pursue drawing and making comics. With the help of a grant from a non-profit organisation Kalpavriksh, Sen created India’s first graphic novel as well as non-fiction comics River of Stories.

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A Mural by Orijit Sen
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A Mural By Orijit Sen

His most popular works are the rhetorical and controversial political cartoons where Orijit uses satire as a tool to reflect upon his views on world politics. He uses Social Media extensively as a platform to spread his opinions across the country and mobilize thinking among the people. He reflects upon the use or rather, misuse of power by the most powerful leaders of our country.

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Orijit Sen, Painting a Mural
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A still from Orijit Sen’s first Graphic Novel – ” A river of stories”

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Orijit’s Satirical artwork

 

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Cover of a Graphic Novel by Orijit Sen