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Jirno-The Ragpicker A story by Mrinalini Sardar


In troduction H e l lo everyone, M y name is Jirno. It means tattered in a language c a l led Bengali. W h i le kids of my age play with dolls and balls, I p lay with crushed pieces of paper as I am a r a g picker. My story as told by my dear friend M r i nalini is about all the exciting things that I w a nt to do in my life. I c herish my dreams dearly. H o pe they come true one day.


1. Lo n e l y o n a p e a c h b o a r d p i e c e , Jir n o - T h e R a g p i c k e r p r o m p t l y sits, Cit y l i g h t s b r i g h t e n t h e s t r e e t s , An d h i g h l i g h t s t h e c r u m b l e d p a pers to pick. Pa t i e n t l y p i c k i n g t h e s c a t t e r e d filth, Jir n o p r a y s f o r t h e n e x t d a y t o be more exciting than this. Ho l d i n g a c r u s h e d p a p e r p i e c e close to his heart, He t r a v e l s t o a w o r l d f u l l o f books and stars.


2. Cu r l y h a i r e d J i r n o k e e n l y w o n d ers, Th e m y r i a d s c r i p t s t o r e a d a n d ponder. A g r a d u a t i o n h a t h e d r e a m s t o adorn, An d e a r n n ew r i c h e s a s e a c h d ay dawns.


3. En t e r i n g a d a r k d e e p f o r e s t e d l and, Jir n o s e e s e x c i t i n g f r i e n d s a r o und. Mr . O w l y h o o t s a n d H o r s y p e e ps, Co l o u r f u l b i r d s f l a p t h e i r w i n g s to greet. Th e b i g b i s o n s h a k e s h i s h e a v y horns, To w e l c o m e J i r n o a m i d s t t h e l ush green lands.


4. Th e c u r l y h a i r e d b o y g a l l o p s on Horsy’s back To s e a r c h t h e p a l a c e o f K i n g Tuqlaq. He m e e t s t h e r o y a l M a j e s t y o n his way, An d d r e a m s o f b e c o m i n g a P r i n ce one day.


5. Slu r p i n g f r es h c o c o n u t w a t e r on a sandy beach, Jir n o r e l a x e s o n h i s r e c l i n i n g s eat. Th e m y s t e r io u s p l a n e s p o t t e d amidst the desert sky, Tr a n s p o r t e d h i m t o t h i s b e a c h y island in style. Un d e r t h e c o o l s h a d e o f l e a f y pines, Cu r l y h a i r e d J i r n o d r e a m s o f t hings undone. Bu t t h e s u d d e n n o i s e c a u s e d b y honking cars, Dis t u r b s h i s d r e a m t r a v e l a m i d s t the sun, sand and stars.


6. Th e d r e a m o f J i r n o i s s h a t t e r ed again, By t h e h o n k i n g c a r s a n d f i l t h y lanes. He o p e n s t h e c r u s h e d p a p e r p i ece close to his heart An d d i s c o v e r s t h e m e s s a g e f o r a noble cause. A p l e a t o h e l p p o o r k i d s d r e a m and share, Wh i c h i s p o s s i b l e i f y o u r e a d e r s care. Co n t r i b u t e t o d a y a n d s a v e a c hild, To h e l p t h em d r e a m a n d e x p l o re life.


T he M a k i n g


Thanks for helping! A warm thank you to Ashwin Sir for patiently l i s tening to the storyboards and tedious paper c u t ting procedures. T h ank you to Anand Sir for giving us an o p portunity to experiment. T h anks to Mahendra Sir for always being so e x cited about ideas and project initiation. A b hishek Rawat for being my partner in light e x perimentation during the photo shoot. M y friends of graphic design and other d e partments for their valuable inputs. L a stly, the immortal Lotte Reiniger for his awe i n s piring films on paper cut shadow animation.


Semester 7 Project 2 Visual Expression Through Paper Guided by Ashwin Chikerur Mrinalini Sardar 06050221036 Symbiosis Institute of Design


Jirno - Paper Illustration Project