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Batsyayana

a.k.a. Durga Baral

This gentleman's work is phenomenal in both substance and technique. And, according to my wife, he's as polite and good-natured as can be.

From the United We Blog! website:

"[For]over four decades he has charmed his readers with irrepressible wit and humor. And by unflinchingly and persistently drawing cartoons against corruption, bad governance, government censorship, untouchability, violation of human rights, extra-judicial excesses and in favor of freedom of press, he has helped further the most vibrant civil democratic discourse in Nepal."

Click here for another nice write-up, this one from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5153716.stm

For all of you in the U.S. (and elsewhere) who are interested, the book is published by FinePrint BOOKS. See www.fineprintbookclub.com .

I've reproduced a couple of his cartoons below. They're masterful.
t6%2f89%2f475089%2f4%2f81704362.K7bVYgXU.jpg Batsyayana and his barbs (2006) (inscribed with original drawing)
:: Batsyayana and his barbs (2006) (inscribed with original drawing) ::
Self-portrait
Self-portrait
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