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ESSAYS

PERSPECTIVE

Moral Anorexia

A collaged painting of the Buddha causes unexpected offense among right-wing hindu groups in Mumbai.

by TENZING RIGDOL

TENZING RIGDOL, Bollywood Buddha, 2011, magazine collage and scriptures, 122 x 122 cm. 

Courtesy Rossi & Rossi, London. 

On April 12, I received a call from my good friend and gallerist Fabio Rossi about a work I had sent to a group show of contemporary Tibetan art at the Volte Gallery in Mumbai. To my surprise, I was told that some 50 people from a Hindu fundamentalist group stormed the…

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