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Start your review of A Dose Of Laughter. Feb 14, Sagar rated it liked it. Just like Stan Lee does little cameo's in Marvel movies, Laxman includes himself in the illustrations, gives the perspective of a common man in a witty way.
It would have been better if the book didn't have too many doctor jokes. May 22, Ravi Prakash rated it really liked it. A good time-pass. Apr 04, Laveena Behl rated it it was amazing. Nothing short of 5 stars for this book which is a small, fun-filled ride that brings to you comedy loaded with tingling sarcasm. The jokes are crisp and yet every jokes hits you hard and makes you look back at the event that gave birth to the sarcasm it intends. Jul 11, Kaustubh Dudhane rated it liked it.
Although The Times of India was and is still dumb at its best, it was R. Laxman's satirical cartoons which had brought smile despite the sad state of the current affairs for the past fifteen years. The above image of a common man was perfectly depicted in them. Laxman was the younger brother of R. Narayan who is the author of Malgudi Days. He began to illustrate the stories by his elder brother and then started drawing political cartoons at The Hindu.
Eventually, he moved to The Times of India in and ended an illustrious career spanning more than fifty years when he was affected by a stroke in Anthropologist Ritu G. Khanduri notes - "R. Laxman structures his cartoon-news through a plot about corruption and a set of characters. This news is visualized and circulates through the recurring figures of the mantri minister , the Common Man and the trope of modernity symbolized by the airplane.
Now, coming back to the book, it is divided yet amalgamated in two parts. First part on the right or odd-numbered pages, the best I believe, is a satirical collection of cartoons based on medical profession's topics like overcrowded hospitals front cover page , laboratory research, immigration of doctors to North America and Europe, ailments, maladies, and politicians and criminals feigning illness.
The collection is simply brilliant. Now, moving to the next part, the publishers thought that adding lame jokes to this book would enhance the size quality of the book. How wrong could they be! Most of the jokes are pathetic and one could not even smile wile reading them. Finally, I am enclosing with a famous cartoon of R. Laxman on elections and promises Apr 12, Shikha rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-read-in Amazing caricatures! Indeed a deserving Padma Bhushan. View 2 comments.
Jan 10, Debalina rated it really liked it Shelves: cartoons-n-comics , coffee-table-books , rklaxman , humour , on-my-3d-shelf. A great book fully comprised of funny cartoons and some really witty jokes. You would have heard a lot jokes like this but that doesn't make the book boring.
The caricatures, expressions and RK Laxman's perspective eyes give you an amazing time with many incredibly witty, intelligent and funny doses of Laughter. Oct 04, Madhulika Liddle rated it liked it. Along with the hundred cartoons are a hundred jokes, nearly all of them specifically related to doctors. This book is a very quick, very easy read. They run the gamut from comments on staff strikes in hospitals, pollution, drought, the heavy schoolbags children bear, and more—but the cartoons that connect to politics are the best.
Despite that, an enjoyable read. View all 6 comments. May 29, Tulika Jain rated it it was amazing. A perfect book to cheer us in these troubled times, where politicians, police, and doctors are the only people who the common man is interacting with. It reminds us of our days of the newspaper cartoon clippings. Each joke has a deeper meaning filled with sarcasm and wit. I loved every bit of the book. Jun 13, Guttu rated it liked it Shelves: indiareads The rating is for the R.
Laxman cartoons. Most of the other jokes are pretty lame. Quite a few of them were familiar. Go fo it if you have nothing else to read. May 09, Anil Dhingra rated it liked it Shelves: books Laxmans cartoons are good but the hundred jokes are just average.
Oct 03, Ashok Rao rated it it was amazing. As always Laxman is witty and amazing. Apr 03, Vinay Leo rated it really liked it. This book really lives up to the title. It gifts the reader with loads of laughs. Some cartoons are particularly memorable. That felt so familiar. How often do we think of changing and then fear the change and withdraw?
Other than cartoons, this book has a lot of jokes. It alternates actually. Odd numbered pages are cartoons, and even n This book really lives up to the title. Odd numbered pages are cartoons, and even numbered pages are jokes. Together, they make a good pairing.
A Dose Of Laughter
About the author: R asipuram K rishnaswamy Iyer Laxman is an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. When you start to feel that heaviness, a break becomes essential. This book falls under that category. RK Laxman is known for his common man cartoon, the frazzled guy with a little moustache who stays silent even though he sees the atrocity around him.
Book Review: A Dose of Laughter, by RK Laxman
Dose Of Laughter. R K Laxman. A humorous look at doctors and their ilk by India's best-loved cartoonist Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. It is therefore fitting that the world's most honourable profession should have a great deal of fun made at its expense. Humour directed at physicians and medicine has sustained many a suffering patient through the bleakest of times. A Dose of Laughter is an exhilarating collection of cartoons and jokes about doctors and their practices that will bring a smile to the lips of those who wield the stethoscope as well as those who yield to it.