Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan on the graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee, whose When Banerjee’s first book, “Corridor,” about the patrons of a. by Sarnath Banerjee. Many moons ago Sepoy posted about the forthcoming ‘first ever’ graphic novel from India, Corridor, by Sarnath Banerjee. In Corridor, one of the earliest graphic novels to be published in India, artist and filmmaker Sarnath Banerjee uses text and image to portray the.

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It’s only pages and it took me 40 minutes to read it. View all 3 comments. The book doesn’t last for corrkdor long and sometimes makes you think of value for money, but I feel it is worth reading. From Kukreja Video Palace he also brings another adult hardcore film. It doesn’t even give a portrait of the setting that is promised in the blurb.

The plot is non-linear meandering through banernee emotions- black, white and grey. This quest mostly involves hanging around with various characters who have no information for him but have much to say on a variety of topics. And that is when the real genius of Sarnath Banerjee comes to the fore.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just like the name, the story progresses through the corridors of city life and it’s views on desire for the perfect life.


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If ever I meet Sarnath Banerjee, I shall give him a standing ovation for getting such amazingly unclassifiable, intelligent and thought-provoking work published in a trade press, and convincing his publishers to launch a new genre for the purpose. A Graphic Novel came out inin India and France, bordering on the fragmented reality of Indian urban lives and times. But like the city and the characters, this book too has layers. The narrative closes with Brighu, an illustrator and graphic designer, deliberating upon forging a pattern of sustainable relationship in the midst of the crowd of alienated people he meets bamerjee.


Brighu’s story is definitely that of the author himself, and the ending pages confirm that. One story unfolds and as soon as I start getting a grip on it, another begins.

I would contrast this with the travelogue comics of Guy Delisle. Travel writer at www. Tintin is then thrown into the mix, a cartoon character that just might fit into this theoretical category as well.

Perhaps the parameters of graphic narrative criticism have not yet permeated throughout academia just sarnayh facebook etiquette is not yet generally agreed upon! It was the evocative sketches of Connaught place and the Delhi bookseller that totally bowled me over.

What follows is this series of baneree of the first category of travelers, which shows how these overt references to theory are woven easily into the work and embellished with imaginative details that feed into the visual depictions of the ideas. Notify me of new comments via email. I wonder if my changing mindset, having recently well, its been 2 yrs but still feels recent!

Or love with spectacular sex. Click here to sign up. This is how Murthy feels that he is incomplete without the endearing embrace of his corridorr daughter.

Rangoonwala, that you took time to probe and explore!! This was probably the banwrjee I picked up the graphic novel — Corridor. Lying among scattered collection of odd artefacts, although in the home space, the narrator brings out the ennui that he carries home with him from all Vol.

I don’t buy the arguments of the people who find graphic novel as a marketing gimmick to sell comics to adults.


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A Graphic Banerhee Name of the Writer: No need to spoil the plot, if these elements corrisor the book can be considered plot at all, but these first person intrusions, and the regular adda sessions, and the quest, and the geography of the city all intertwine, and it is only afterwards and maybe after reading the whole book again a few times that we realize the exact nature of the connections, and how they are linked by different forms of conversation, and who is holding the conversations with whom, and, most of all, that the origins of things, understanding them, tracing them, inventing them and embellishing them, contain earnath why of the book.

It’s a great book, I hope to check out more of Banerjee’s comics. For me, the premise of Corridor is something that I liked.

A shop owner by the name of Jehangir Rangoonwalla interacts with other residents of Delhi that all visit his shop. Jul 02, Ashwin rated it it was amazing. Aug 10, Ramprasad Dutta rated it it was amazing.

Here, the readers find a man whose home space faces a juncture of endearment because of his life in non-places. corridor

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If anyone reading this has a different perspective, I would be very happy to discuss it. Refresh and try again.

Digital Dutta learned about life from the narrow by-lanes of North Calcutta and the french philosopher Roland Barthes, who taught him never to assume that what you see is what is. Lets get one thing straight.