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Indian Artivism

Sajan Mani and Mythologies of the State

BY CLEO ROBERTS

SAJAN MANI, Secular Meat, 2016, two-hour performance at Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

The international profile of India has changed since Narendra Modi took office as prime minister in May 2014. With the intention of raising foreign direct investment and developing India’s reputation abroad, Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has had a heavy travel itinerary. His global reception has included hugs from United States president Barack Obama, despite a previous…

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