1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy

44 years ago, our rights were suspended, free press was gagged, the Opposition was jailed. Here’s the full story.

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India
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Indira Gandhi won the 1971 elections on the promise of ‘Garibi Hatao’ promise. But soon, everything changed.
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(This article was originally published on 25 June 2018, and has been republished to mark the anniversary of Emergency imposition.)

1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy
1975 Emergency: A Graphic Novel Revisits the Dark Age of Democracy

Illustrator: Susnata Paul

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