Human development through eyes of the 'Common Man'

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
UNDP India paid homage to cartoonist RK Laxman to develop a series of cartoons on human development 
New Delhi: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India has paid tribute to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman on his demise.

UNDP joins in celebrating the life of this genius chronicler of India’s political and social life who passed away earlier this week at the age of 93.

In 2007, UNDP collaborated with the Planning Commission and noted cartoonist, illustrator and humourist RK Laxman to develop a series of cartoons on human development.

As seen from the eyes of his trademark protagonist, ‘the common man’, Laxman’s cartoons provided fascinating insight into the lives of everyday Indians and the challenges of discrimination, access to public services, women’s rights and corruption.

For over half a century, RK Laxman's cartoons served as a mirror to our society and polity.

Here’s a look at human development in India through the eyes of the ‘common man.’

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