Comments on: In India, grassroots comics rule where media cannot reach http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2014/02/12/in-india-grassroots-comics-rule-where-media-cannot-reach/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ReenaCherian http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2014/02/12/in-india-grassroots-comics-rule-where-media-cannot-reach/comment-page-1/#comment-29565 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:30:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=13147#comment-29565 Cartoons ever since its inception from Middle ages have been a major medium of common man’s expression…Popularized by R.K Laxman through TOI..it is seen as a highly inclusive medium as it does not require literacy.not very sure if the popularity of cartoon is decreasing…the section of media reporting about its declining coverage could be from a different capitalist standpoint which prefers highlighting only literate English spoken readers. grass root workers like Mr.Sharad Sharma are ensuring its wider coverage at grass roots. There are a group of researchers who work on this pedagogy through critical and post modernist perspective.
Shashank has done a good job documenting the same. the fact that such mediums have found space in a space like reuters itself would uphold it.

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