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Arijit Sengupta

Graphic Artist, Cartoonist and Designer, India

Orijit Sen is a graphic artist, cartoonist and designer based in New Delhi, India. He is one of the founders of People Tree, a collaborative studio and store for artists, designers and craftspeople that has grown, since its inception in 1990, into a widely-regarded social entrepreneurship company associated with the promotion of artisanal innovation, creative community building and social advocacy. His pioneering work 'River of Stories' published in 1994, is considered to be India's first graphic novel. He is a co-founder of the Pao Collective of graphic artists, and a key figure behind the award-winning 'Pao: The Anthology of Comics#1.' Between 2009-2011, Orijit led a team that executed one of the world's largest hand-painted murals, installed at the Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. Orijit is Mario Miranda Chair and visiting professor at Goa University, where he has initiated an experimental arts research project entitled 'Mapping Mapusa Market Project' involving students, educators and artists. He studied graphic design at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India.

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