M.F. Husain, India’s best known painter is under threat from the guardians of public and national morality. This eccentric, 91 year old painter should be left in peace with his fantasies and creative outbursts.

Rightwing groups have called for the arrest of Husain, whose flowing white locks and beard, and habit of walking barefoot, have become iconic in Indian art circles.

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This reminded me yet again of Fahmida Riaz’s poem Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley.