Aseem Trivedi is the name which was almost unknown to India before yesterday. People who have followed Anna Hazare movement very closely certainly aware of this name or Cartoon fraternity and Cartoon fans may be aware of his work. Aseem Trivedi a young freelance cartoonist from Kanpur came in light when his website was blocked by Indian government for containing obscene material.
Wikipedia page on Aseem Trivedi describe him
Aseem Trivedi (born 1987) is a renowned Indian political cartoonist and activist, best known for his anti corruption campaign Cartoons Against Corruption. He is a founder member of Save Your Voice, a movement against internet censorship in India. He has been awarded Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award for 2012 by CRNI.
His Facebook page is interesting one and uses following picture
His Facebook describes him as a cartoonist at Cartoon Against Corruption which is supporting the movement of Corruption in India. He is also the founding member of saveyourvoice.in. His Facebook page describe him in a relationship and have two interesting quotation.
सुखिया सब संसार है, खावै और सोवे ।
दुखिया दास कबीर है, जागै अरु रौवे ॥
First they ignore you…
then they laugh at you…
then they fight you…
n then you win.
Aseem Trivedi has been arrested on the charges of Sedition for insulting Constitution of India, Emblem and Parliament.
Certainly the Government is fighting now and it is tough fight.
He has made series of cartoon on specific subject like New National Symbol, Lokpal Bill and Gandhi Returns, Freedom of Speech in India. He is in trouble specifically because of the Cartoon he has made on the topic New National Symbols.