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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I was impressed, in other words. May be this is why Corridor is called India’s first graphic novel. Skip to content Home About.

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Since his moment in the elevator, Rangoonwalla has taken to sharing tea and wisdom, along with the occasional joint or game of chess, with customers at his bookstore. 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 around. What about coridor kissed by a green butterly?

An October morning in Delhi unravels itself in front of the Jama Masjid and the author comments on the daily ritual of breakfast on the edge of Meena Bazar. This may be a result of my relative unfamiliarity with this genre. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal www. This site uses cookies. Among his customers there is Brighu who’s a collector trying to collect both ancient relics sarnagh himself, there is Shintu who’s trying to achieve the most perfect and fulfilling marriage sexlife he can and then there is Dutta who’s basically living in his mind with different imaginations of abnerjee desires and regret.


Relationships in a city usually thrive more in the public places, like, pubs and restaurants than in the domestic home space.

The interests builds on in the latter half of the book. Banerjee captures the spatiality of ennui, alienation and sexual whims walking through the corridors of Connaught Place, Delhi and the alleyways of modern-day bustling Kolkata, where he was born.

He is unable to reconcile with his daughter, for whom every night Murthy bnerjee forward to be home.

Corridor: A Graphic Novel

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi sits Jehangir Rangoonwalla, enlightened dispenser of teawisdom and second-hand books. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A shop owner by the name of Sarnah Rangoonwalla interacts with other residents of Delhi that all visit his shop. The graphic novel talks about characters, who have a common intersection point in a book seller. He knows everything he deems necessary from a corridor handed down tot him by three generations of ancestors.


I had no expectations, went soly on the cover and title.

Banerjee clearly enjoys recreating architectures and cartographies in his drawings. Apr 17, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: The original review of this book is posted on my blog Jan 07, Sae-chan rated it liked it Shelves: This graphic novel by one of the genre’s pioneers in India, is meant primarily for Indians or people who are in tune with the Indian lifestyle and psyche.

The traveler of the mind, uncramped by expensive trans-continental flights or unfriendly immigration staff.

Feb 22, Deepak Ravi rated it liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I sought to read something that would make me laugh.

There may be loads of people who wont xarnath this book, and I totally understand. The Textual Life of Airports. At the end of the busy academic year that just ended, as I began thinking of books to add to my bottom shelf. He’s got everything spot on, the urban landscape of Delhi and Kolkata, the characters, the language and the weather.