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Bring him home

A group of writers, activists, theatre activists and well-wishers gathered at a city hotel to support a movement to bring back exiled painter Maqbool Fida Husain.

art and culture Updated: Nov 17, 2009 19:37 IST

Agroup of writers, activists, theatre activists and well-wishers gathered at a city hotel to support a movement to bring back exiled painter Maqbool Fida Husain. The event was marked by the launch of an electronic book based on text by the painter and illustrated with his paintings that have been converted into animation.

A theatrical presentation —MF Husain - Untitled, based on the excerpts from the e-book of the same name and incorporating little known details of the 94-year-old artist, was enacted on stage.

Directed by Tanveer Akthar with music by Sitaram Singh, the pivot of the short play is Husain’s 41 page e-text autobiography published by Kamna Prasad, editor and publisher of Jiya Prakashan.