A CANDID CHAT WITH GRAPHIC NOVELIST AND ARTIST SARNATH BANERJEE – SNIGDHA HASAN

13 July, 2017 – Mid-day

Sarnath Banerjee, Still from Sophistication is Fragile, English,  6 min, 2009, India

Sarnath Banerjee, Still from Sophistication is Fragile, English, 6 min, 2009, India

“Bengali Tourist, on the other hand, was made one rainy afternoon when Banerjee was pursuing his masters in London. “International tourism in India has opened up only recently, while people in the West have been travelling for pleasure for years. There is this notion that travel broadens the mind. However, I know people who have worked all their lives in an office in Calcutta, but are pathological readers with a truly broad outlook,” he says. The film, he adds, was his way of telling his white friends that travel only reinforces stereotypes….”

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