In this slightly askew history of the twentieth century, Gautam Bhatia revisits the past to give us his own version of what really happened when the Wright brothers embarked on their first test run, Hitler won the Nuremberg rally, Gandhi gatecrashed the Round Table Conference and other such equally momentous events. With his characteristic panache and impudent wit, Bhatia sprays the whole cast and events its humour, denuding them of their halos. Complementing these comic retellings are Vishwajyoti Ghosh's brilliant illustrations which pull images and product out of known contexts to create a parallel story of irreverence and subversion.
Shedding new light on the making of the automobile, the Indian independence movement, Marilyn Monroe and heart transplants, Comic Century is one history book that will not gather dust on the bookshelves.
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