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Some old Cartoons and Cartoonists


Cartoon by famous Indian cartoonist Shankar dated August 29, 1935. Cartoon mocks the way Sir James Grigg, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament from 1934-38, adopted to allow Great Britain to drain India of its wealth.

Shankar on America Atomic Bombing Hiroshima , published in Hindustan Times dated September 11, 1945. [previously posted]
 Some cartoons by Rajendra Puri who had a corner called 'What a Life!'


February 20, 1963. A take on Railway budget presented by Swaran Singh.

April 17, 1963 A dig at Congress' claim of being secular.
Some cartoon by Sudhir Dar who had a corner called 'This is it!'. He is not to be confused with Sudhir Tailang who also worked with HT for some time just after Sudhir Dar left. I grew up following work of these two artists.

September 1, 1970. In 1971 Indira Gandhi ended privy purses given to princely states by making changes to the Constitution (twenty-sixth Amendment) Act. The changes were proposed in what was called the "Privy Purses Abolition Bill" that was defeated by one vote.
Next, two cartoon by Sudhir Dar from year 1976 and 1981.



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Found these in a HT special dated July 11, 2009.

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