[Ebook] Corridor By Sarnath Banerjee – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[Ebook] Corridor By Sarnath Banerjee – serv3.3pub.co.uk [Reading] ➹ Corridor ➯ Sarnath Banerjee – Serv3.3pub.co.uk In the heart of Lutyens' Delhi sits Jehangir Rangoonwalla enlightened dispenser of tea wisdom and second hand books Among his customers are Brighu a postmodern Ibn Batuta looking for obscure collectib In the heart of Lutyens' Delhi sits Jehangir Rangoonwalla enlightened dispenser of tea wisdom and second hand books Among his customers are Brighu a postmodern Ibn Batuta looking for obscure collectibles and a love life; Digital Dutta who lives mostly in his head torn between Karl Marx and an H B visa; and the newly married Shintu looking for the ultimate aphrodisiac in the seedy by lanes of old Delhi Played out in the Corridors of Connaught Place and Calcutta the story captures the alienation and fragmented reality of urban life through an imaginative alchemy of text and image.


10 thoughts on “Corridor

  1. Helly Helly says:

    Often called india's first graphic novel I didnt enjoy this as much as I expected to but it was funny and upsetting at parts and I would recommend it for starting the genre


  2. Ashwin Ashwin says:

    Corridor written and drawn by Sarnath Banerjee claims to be India's first graphic novel Corridor is all urban and mostly male All the characters in its social network are connected to one central person Jehangir Rangoonwalla who is of a philosophy dispenser than a second hand book seller which is his profession Brighu is an obsessive collector of things and is currently pondering whether to settle down with his girlfriend Kali Digital Dutta thinks about his H1 B visa during the day while at night Karl Marx advises him to use his knowledge to help the poor Shintu is newly married and is on the search for an aphrodisiac to enhance his pleasure at night There are no beginnings no conclusions life continues through the corridors of DelhiSarnath doesn't say it but the novel is semi autobiographical Brighu's story is definitely that of the author himself and the ending pages confirm that Corridor reuired 2 readings for complete satisfaction At the first read you notice the characters the clever puns all over the place and above all the complete Indian urbanity in the strips But due to the non linear storytelling a second read was needed to get in order the jigsaw pieces of the characters' lives Though Corridor disappoints a little with the way plots are tied together Sarnath blows the reader's mind with the details He's got everything spot on the urban landscape of Delhi and Kolkata the characters the language and the weather Humour of the sarcasticironic kind is all over the place The novel reeks with an uniue Indianness I've never seen used before in comics not like there are many books in this genre anyway Moral science charts from our youth How to be an ideal boy clichéd Bollywood scenes bound volumes of Phantom comics the healing power of Gelusil and the uintessential autorickshaw driver dozing the noon away in his back seat all find a way to unobtrusively lodge themselves into the strips and story The art and letters are all hand drawn looks like computers have never touched it during the process This is actually good since it has that rough amateur taste A few pages in the book are colored in the rest is black n white The book is 112 pages long I was surprised it took a couple of hours to read through this tiny book of comic strips That is a testament to the amount of detail Sarnath has sueezed into each box I call this a must read for any Indian who was city bred


  3. Nashwa S Nashwa S says:

    As a Pakistani it was definitely an interesting read I don't know much about urban life in Delhi but this was a uniue book and the characters were all very eccentric I might need to read it again to get fully absorbed into the characters I'll probably enjoy it then


  4. Thaths Thaths says:

    Billed as India's first graphic novel Wikipedia claims that it is not the first but second this was my first introduction to contemporary Indian graphic novels And I am impressedThe comic book graphic novel scene when I was growing up in India was made up of a hodgepodge of imported American pulp Phantom Mandrake Flash Gordon etc high end European works Tintin Asterix jingoistic Commonwealth WWII comics and indigenous works that were educational Amar Chitra Katha or idiotic Chacha ChowdharyCorridor is miles from the Indian graphic novels of my childhood I suspect that novels like Corridor are targeted at suarely at my generation We grew up reading this medium and now that we have money to spend we are in the market for adult works in the graphic form


  5. Neha Neha says:

    Graphic Novels are a growing phenomenon – emerging out of the shadow of cartoon and comic books building its own genre A cartoon is generally characterized as children’s books or humorous satires both intended to bring laughs to the readers The kids smile at the innocence visual appeal and message whereas adults smirk at the sarcasm humor and hidden message I have been a big fan of comic books since childhood but now Graphic novels satisfy both the child and the adult in me Giving me both interesting cartoons characters and a life fiction They are uick reads and a collector’s item too This was probably the reason I picked up the graphic novel – CorridorTo read click here


  6. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Jayaprakash Satyamurthy says:

    I like this a lot better than when I first read it but I still think it is let down by an excess of callow urban angst and a Naipaulesue reliance on groteserie Still has some great bits that really capture the rhythms and byways of a city


  7. Chetna Chetna says:

    25 really This is a good attempt at a graphic novel Wha the book does well is paint the lanscapes of delhi and the lifestyles of the characters What wasn't great was that the storyline seemed broken at times only tied together by the narration given in the summary of the book


  8. Ramprasad Dutta Ramprasad Dutta says:

    People are like onions they have layers and layers exactly my friend But the thing is who has time to look at them attentively? Thank you Mr Rangoonwala that you took time to probe and explore Otherwisehuh


  9. Towhid Chowdhury Faiaz Towhid Chowdhury Faiaz says:

    Some men abandon the search; some never do and get disappointed with every woman they meet and live with the optimism that the next one will be betterSatarical self narration has been part of the literature medium since J D Salinger's infamous The Catcher in The RyeIt is a very fascinating narrative trick to have the narrator call on his own bullshitCorridor follows the same structure and was pleasantly successful It was a beutiful mix of satarical social commentary a monotonous look on life and desire for youth the endless passage of life and than anything how we see ourselves in a societyThe story revolves around Jehangir Rangoonwalla who's a highly intellectual guy selling an astonishing collection of second hand books and shares wisdom with his colorful set of customersAmong his customers there is Brighu who's a collector trying to collect both ancient relics and himself there is Shintu who's trying to achieve the most perfect and fulfilling marriage sexlife he can and then there is Dutta who's basically living in his mind with different imaginations of his desires and regretJust like the name the story progresses through the corridors of city life and it's views on desire for the perfect lifeThis graphic novels is full of usage of vulgar language but it isn't mindless Despite the extremely hilarious interactions it keeps the themes and social commentary at it's front If I have to pick a single flaw than I'll say it's the story's arc storytelling that introduces multiple characters into a cross interaction like narration similar to uentin Tarantino films such as Pulp Fiction Hateful Eight This aspect of the graphic novel is a bit weak because it jumps between character arcs a bit too haphazardly and this can be a bit confusingRegardless of that it's a truly amazing work that defied my expectation and one that I'll remember for a long time I read this Graphic Novel while I was sitting around Pathok Shomabesh It's only 110 pages and it took me 40 minutes to read it I highly recommend this Just get an hour out of your busy schedule and you won't be disappointed


  10. SB SB says:

    whoa this is the second indian graphic novel i have read in one month and what a blast it was this book is rip roaringly funny but humane it takes the caricatural method to satirise the faux modernity of india the protagonist is not the characters in it but the fragmentary consciousness which connects them it also comes down to satirise the indian people and their clichéd lifestyles btw this graphic novel is also hailed as the first indian graphic novel and in my opinion the indian writers in english literature scene is pretty bad but the graphic novel community is pretty fucking fantastic corridor is the proof of that also again the indian graphic novel holds the grip of india accurately unlike many famous indian 'writers' in english but banerjee turns this into a uniue postmodern subvertion of india through the accounts of daily lives of ordinary people the way i look at india is exactly and comically portrayed in this small graphic novel and i am pretty much glad that i came across this book in the midst of reading an almost big and pretty dark book reading this was a great experience i will love to read indian graphic novels like that


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