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Author Name    Mushirul Hasan

Title   Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Niyogi Books

ISBN    8192091260 / 9788192091266

Seller ID   106582

The Parsee Punch made its mark as the only illustrated comic weekly paper in the Bombay Presidency. It was published in July 1854 at the Apyakhtiar Press by Dadabhai Soheri from 12 Elphinstone Circle, Fort, Bombay. Parsee Punch appeared in four sheets, demy quarto, with English and Gujarati letter-press below the illustrations. Soon, a monthly selection of the cartoon, cuts and sketches appeared as the ‘Pickings.’ Like the London Punch, it contained 24 to 36 pages full of humorous illustrations. Four years later, it changed its name to Hindi Punch to broaden its base. It continued to be published until the 1930s.The Parsee Punch highlighted the relationship between public culture and colonialism. The cartoons they published illustrate, in a lighter vein, contemporary anxieties and predicaments in a witty satirical fashion. Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch presents a selection from the publication.Printed Pages: 164 with 162 b/w illustrations.

Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch Mushirul Hasan

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