Sarnath Banerjee has written five books of graphic fiction. Corridor (Penguin, 2004), The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers (Penguin, 2007), The Harappa Files (Harper Collins, 2011) and All Quiet in Vikaspuri (Harper Collins, 2015) and finally Doab Dil (Penguin, 2019). In collaboration with historians, Banerjee had produced Liquid History of Vasco Da Gama for the Kochi Biennial, 2014, and The Poona Circle, a series of vandalised history textbooks, for the Pune Biennale, 2017. For Frans Hals Museum, Harlem, he produced I Got Ginger, 2017; a series of drawings and text that proposes the making an ‘insubordinate’ children’s book on Dutch colonialism. His billboard series, Gallery of Losers, commissioned by Frieze Projects East, for the 2012 London Olympics, was widely displayed in East London. He has been a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Indian Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, MacArthur foundation. He received the Belknap fellowship, Princeton, 2019 and the CAST fellowship, MIT, 2019. He has a fortnight column at Mint Lounge, India, called ‘Phantomgarh’, and recently published a serialized piece with Jameel Arts Centre.
Sarnath is collaborating with Julia Hauser on The Moral Contagion, a comprehensive illustrated history of the plague, which is being represented by A Suitable Agency.