It’s unfortunate that India could not become a home to an artist that was born and raised in India. MF Husain who was haunted by Hindu zealots for many years now has eventually taken up Qatar nationality giving up Indian citizenship. This is a major setback to Indian democracy. This shows that we are still a long way from becoming a mature democracy.
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This is how MF Husain depicted Sita
Hindu Nude Gods
India has a long standing tradition of depicting their gods in nude. Sanskrit texts extol romantic and erotic settings between various gods and goddesses. Goddess Laxmi’s breasts are discussed in explicit details, and sringara is an inherent part of the Indian mythology. Indian temples are galore with various gods and goddesses in erotic postures and in some temples, the depictions are downright pornographic where more than one multiple partners are making love.
A super-hero Hanuman holding nude deity, by the Ravi Varma Press, 1910's
Goddess Saraswati Seminude
Warangal, Bhadrakali Temple
Nude Goddess from 10th Century AD
Erect Shiva Linga
Goddess Lajja Gowri
Contemporary Artist’s Hindu Goddess
Shiva’s Female Form
Krishna being playful