Orijit Sen is a graphic artist, muralist, cartoonist and designer.
He is a co-founder of People Tree, a collaborative studio and store for artists, designers and craftspeople. Along with his wife and fellow designer Gurpreet Sidhu, he leads People Tree’s in-house design studios in New Delhi and Goa.
Orijit is the author of River of Stories, a fictionalised account of the powerful environmental movements led by the people of the Narmada valley in central India in the 1980s and 90s. He is also co-founder of the Pao Collective of graphic artists. From creating comics to editing anthologies, from teaching to writing, he has been an active and influential figure in the comics scene in India. Comixense is his newest engagement with the medium.
Between 2009 and 2011, Orijit conceptualised – and 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 visiting professor at Goa University, where he initiated an experimental arts and research project entitled ‘Mapping Mapusa Market’, involving students, educationists and artists.
His work has been widely published, exhibited and awarded within India as well as internationally.