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Exhibition Review

UNITED KINGDOM

Indian histories

The recent work of M.F. Husain

Daniel Herwitz


M.F. HUSAIN, Chaplin with the Blind Singer, 1996, acrylic on canvas, 175 x 80 cm, courtesy A.R.K.S. Gallery, London.

M .F Husain has for some time now been preoccupied with the inscription of two Rajs into the fabric of contemporary Indian history. The first is the British Raj exported, in a fit of overcapitalising verve and institutionalised holier-than-thou arrogance, to the Indian sub-continent without anyone's asking-to the great dismay of Indian traditions and the great mayhem of Indian…

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