Urban Chronicles – A Graphic Short Story Collection By Nita Bajoria Launched

19 Feb 2020, West Bengal, India
‘Urban Chronicles’ – a graphic short story collection by Ms Nita Bajoria was launched at Oxford Book Store recently by acclaimed singer, Ms Usha Uthup, danseuse, Ms Tanushree Shankar and entrepreneur, Ms Swati Gautam. Post the launch of the book, an insightful panel discussion on ‘Urban Women in Contemporary India’ held which was moderated by Ms Oindrilla Dutt.

‘Urban Chronicles’ – a graphic short story collection by Ms Nita Bajoria was launched at Oxford Book Store recently by acclaimed singer, Ms Usha Uthup, danseuse, Ms Tanushree Shankar and entrepreneur, Ms Swati Gautam. Post the launch of the book, an insightful panel discussion on ‘Urban Women in Contemporary India’ was held which was moderated by Ms Oindrilla Dutt.

The infrastructure of built environment categorized by urban sociology has always been a subject of an enigma. Urban Chronicles series is a collection of 3 graphic short stories – Balcony, Smell & Mrs Ramachandran. Unlike typical genres of a comic book, this series is one of its kind that explores life in a metro.

“City dwellers are often accused of escaping from their agrarian life towards the comforts of a bourgeois metropolis. But is it true? Is a cosmopolitan devoid of struggles and hardships? My stories are humble attempts to explore the above questions through some light hearted tales that capture this alienated and fragmented reality through an imaginative weave of words and illustrations. Tinged with suspicion, all the three stories, in the first series of Urban Chronicles, are grounded in the contemporary era. While in one a husband tries tackling his suspecting wife, in another, a neighbour’s curiosity brings forth an unexpected truth. And then there is our GBG, aka Gossip Brewers Group who will go to any extent to find out spicy secrets of their society,” said Ms Nita Bajoria, Author.