EP 93 . 07 Nov 18

Art of dissent

With Orijit Sen

In the episode

  • What are your thoughts on censorship/self-censorship in art? Where and how do we draw a line?
  • Have you ever tried to channelize your rebellious thought process in some other way than comics or art? How has the journey been of this rebellion?
  • Why do you think people have become so sensitive and get easily offended?
  • What are your thoughts on the art of dissent? What would you tell artists of the current time to deal with such a low threshold to free speech?
  • What according to you is the role of comics in the world of arts? How impactful it has been in the past and how impactful it could be?

About Orijit Sen

Orijit Sen who needs no introduction in the world of arts. He is an Indian graphic artist and designer, comics creator, and illustrator. His graphic novel River of Stories, published in 1994 by Kalpavriksh, is considered the first graphic novel of India. He is the co-founder of People Tree. This NID graduate has done several exhibition and museum design projects in India, the UK, and Russia. His comics have taken social media by storm. Few were blocked by Facebook which led to an outpouring of support from friends, fans, and followers and was restored.