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India

'New Hindu India': Narendra Modi begins £2bn overhaul of Delhi's colonial parliament buildings

Politicians and cultural leaders have questioned the use of state funds for prime minister's "vanity project" during Covid-19 crisis

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Museums

Indian museum celebrating Muslim dynasty renamed after Hindu king

The museum, located in Agra, will show art, jewellery and fashion of the Mughal Empire

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Mumbai

Street art by ‘India’s Banksy’ defaced by right-wing youth group in Mumbai

Tyler Street Artist had painted the names of pro-government public figures onto a road for a collaborative public shaming project

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India Art Fair

Delhi police shut down protest-inspired work at India Art Fair

The work, which was painted live at the event, featured Urdu calligraphy and images of women in hijabs

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Art fairs

India Art Fair opens with a strong national spirit amid ongoing protests

Director Jagdip Jagpal says the fair is proud to remain regional while dealers double down on "Indian taste"

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Commercial galleries

Mumbai Gallery Weekend and India Art Fair go on despite continuing protests

Dealers and fair organisers advocate for "freedom of expression" though many worry dissent could prompt retaliation from the government