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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Nov 05, Shruti Buddhavarapu rated it liked it. It takes a while for the book to really settle and create a mise-en-scene for you, but once it does, it's a lovely read if typical of every modern graphic novel element out there already. He created a mixed media installation with video, drawing, installations, sculpture and performance during his three-month residency at AIR Antwerp, Belgium Bhagwati Prasad represents a fresh new style of graphic storytelling from an approach that aims to engage with questions of labour, machinery and work.
In his current project tentatively titled Auzaron ki Chuppi aur Kolahal Silence and Clamour of Tools he attempts to look at the history of Delhi through tools used in the everyday lives of the large migrant labour population that helps build the city but often remains unseen in the process. Through this journey he is also looking at the transformation and growth of Delhi.
His proposal is illustrated with graphic work providing a glimpse of what is to come. The city has attracted a huge migrant population from the neighbouring states, a trend that is still continuing. According to Bhagwati, the volume of this migrant population has not made the city crowded and congested but instead has made it grow horizontally in various directions.
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