7 min read.Updated: 16 Mar 2013, 12:05 AM ISTShamik Bag
Congenital contrarian Nabarun Bhattacharya's run-in with the Bengal government is by no means the firstor the last
Prominent on his bookshelf, among titles by Steinbeck, Twain, Proust, Lorca and Lenin, is a printout of a cartoon that sent a professor of Kolkata’s Jadavpur University to jail last year. Oh that, grins poet and writer Nabarun Bhattacharya. The cartoon features two former Indian Railways ministers and All India Trinamool Congress party (TMC) supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. “After all, she is now our official supplier of comic relief," he says. “We’ve never had a funnier government."