Mark Bryant: Abu in London
Abu Abraham went to London in 1953 for what he intended to be a three-month visit, and eventually stayed on for 16 years. During that period, he became the first-ever political cartoonist on the Observer, the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, founded in 1791. He later worked for three years on the leftwing weekly Tribune; and from 1966 to 1969 he was also a daily cartoonist for the Guardian, which described him as “the conscience of the Left and the pea under the princess’s mattress”.
Click here for the full text of Marks speech, also available in the hard copy of Himal Southasians December issue.