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Nalini Malani

In the Heart of Darkness

By Jyoti Dhar

REMEMBERING MAD MEG (detail), 2007-11, three projections, seven Lexan plastic cylinders, painted steel frames, light, motors, sound, dimensions variable. Photo by Payal Kapadia. Collection of the artist. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, Paris. 

“He blew up like a bomb,” Nalini Malani tells me, as she narrates the story of a child who was murdered during the atrocities of the 2002 Gujarat riots. During one of the worst incidents—the Naroda Patiya massacre on February 28—close to 100 people, including over 30 children, were killed by the raging,

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