Brushing Up The Years: A Cartoonist's History Of India, 1947 To The Present includes a collection of cartoons from one of India’s most beloved artists, R K Laxman. Mr. Laxman chronicles the journey of India in his illustrations with the help of his famous creation – the common man.
India has experienced a turbulent journey since its independence in 1947 and has witnessed several significant political, economic, and social events, each of which have been aptly captured through the imaginative eyes of R K Laxman. His work is heavily doused in satire and is a commentary on the lives of Indians and reflects the ideas of being an Indian.
Brushing Up The Years: A Cartoonist's History Of India, 1947 To The Present includes some of the artist’s best works that are witty, charming, funny, thought-provoking, and mischievous. This book will be just as entertaining for individuals who are not familiar with R K Laxman’s work as it merely reflects the life of the ordinary Indian man. This book was published by Penguin India in 2008 and is available in paperback