Gramophone and Bashir

T M V Namboodiri1990/1990

Cholamandal Artists' Village

Cholamandal Artists' Village
Chennai, India

Namboodiri made his name as a cartoonist and also did large drawings. This particualar work depicts the novelist Vaikom Mohammed Bashir riding a cycle and announcing his novel with a loudspeaker.


  • Title: Gramophone and Bashir
  • Creator: T M V Namboodiri
  • Date Created: 1990/1990
  • Location: Cholamandal Artists’ Village Injambakkam, Chennai, India.
  • Physical Dimensions: 49 x 62 cms
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Ink on Paper
  • Movement: Madras Movement
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1925
  • Artist Biography: 1925 Born in Ponnani, Kerala. 1954 Diploma in Fine Arts and Commercial Arts, Government School of Arts & Crafts, Madras. 1960 Joined 'Mathrubhumi', the Malayalam illustrated weekly as staff artist. 1982 Joined 'Kalakaumudi', the Malayalam illustrated weekly as staff artist; executed cement sculpture 'Modern Family on a Scooter' at Cholamandal.

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