Emergency Graphics

Vishwajyoti Ghosh s powerful graphic re-imagining of one of the most seminal moments in the history of Indian democracy, Delhi Calm, is from Harper Collins. An avid comic book enthusiast, VG interests are in illustration, art and films and his comics are regularly published in various journals and anthologies, both in India and abroad. His most recently published work includes contributions in two international anthologies, When Kulbhushan Met Stockli and Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, and Times New Roman and Countrymen, a set of picture postcards on contemporary classifieds. Delhi Calm is his first solo graphic novel.

Re-imagine Delhi in the 1970s... Imagine waking up one morning to learn that all your rights as a citizen are suspended this moment onwards. Imagine living the way the State tells you to-being told how, where and when to laugh, live or love. Imagine constant surveillance-all your acts, words,thoughts watched, all forms of expression subverted for the purpose of nation-building. Work More, Talk Less, yell microphones as you walk down the streets... But do not worry-Delhi is still calm. It is the India of the mid-1970s. Three young men with vastly different perspectives, but all dreaming of change, cross paths during this time. Do they sink as individuals or swim as a collective? Was William Penn right to say that Democracy dies in the hearts of democrats, before it dies in the hands of a dictator? Find out.

In paper, 256 pages, Rs 499. ISBN:9788172239398