About the Book
THE OBLITERACY MOVEMENT BEGINS!
A collection of street art, comics, and wacky illustrated stories by more than 20 contributors from all over India... and some from Japan, Suriname, South Africa, and the Netherlands
1.) “The Nayagarh Incident” -- Traditional palm-leaf engravings of ALIEN ROBOTS by Sri Pachanana Moharana. Did an extraterrestrial spacecraft land in Odisha on the eve on Indian independence?
2.) “Gurk” by Vidyun Sabhaney- A surreal comic about A DREAMING DONKEY who eats something very, very strange!
3.) “Shaved Ice and Wild Buses” - A look at street art in a South American country with a large population of Bhojpuri speakers. BOB MARLEY MEETS HIMESH RESHAMIYYA!
4.) Lilavati by Bhaskarcharya, illustrated by Somdutt Sarkar - 12th century Sanskrit algebra problems about war, sex, and frisky animals!
5.) “Karuna Bhavanam” by Roney Devassia - Non-fictional comic interviews with the residents of a home for aged men in Kozhikode, Kerala!
6.) “Autoraj” by Zen Marie -- Three of Bangalore’s most outrageously stylish auto drivers!
7.) Work by India’s greatest sign painters and lettering designers from Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jodhpur, Kollengode, Aizawl, Shillong, and Imphal!