Bengal’s formidable ensemble of cartoon practitioners has left an enormous footprint across styles, themes, and subjects. They have inked their responses to Bengal’s complex negotiation of colonialism as well the difficulties of the era of the post-colonial. But nothing connects them better than their no-holds-barred skepticism for the political class and a deep-seated dislike for institutions of social division. Whether declared leftists or not, the satire is biting and lampoon all-pervasive, if not always progressive. The most notable of them are all here.