“An Uncommon Man: RK Laxman Volume 2” is a collection of cartoons by renowned Indian cartoonist, RK Laxman. The book, which was published posthumously in 2017, is a compilation of some of Laxman’s most iconic cartoons and sketches from his illustrious career.
Laxman’s cartoons are known for their incisive social commentary and sharp wit. Throughout his career, he used his art to highlight the absurdities of Indian politics, bureaucracy, and society. His cartoons were published in the Times of India newspaper for over five decades and he became a household name in India.
The book is divided into several sections, each focusing on a different aspect of Indian life. These include politics, corruption, the media, education, and the environment. Laxman’s cartoons are accompanied by insightful commentary that provides context and analysis of the issues that he addressed.
What makes “An Uncommon Man: RK Laxman Volume 2” a must-read is the timeless quality of Laxman’s cartoons. Even though many of the issues he addressed are specific to India, his observations about human nature and society are universal. His cartoons are as relevant today as they were when they were first published.
In addition to being a celebration of Laxman’s art, the book is also a tribute to his life and legacy. It provides a glimpse into the mind of a man who was not afraid to speak truth to power and who used his art to make a difference in the world.