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Gaganendranath Tagore and the Political Aesthetics of Caricature The widespread global political mayhem marked by bigotry and half-witted extremism works in tandem with the overt proliferation of images. In their affect-driven reception, the efficacy of social-political critique in images of public propagation should be rethought, especially in political cartoons and caricatures. Caricatures are known for their play between distortion and recognition, violence and humour, entertaining mockery and thoughtful inquisition. To understand the political-aesthetics of caricatures and their fluidity in containing critical political positions, it would be interesting to revisit Gaganendranath Tagore’s short but prolific stint in caricature drawings. I

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