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LUNCH WITH BS: S H Raza

`I want to return to India`

The ageing artist is planning to shift back from France just when his work is being vandalised by a vigorous market in fakes. When the Indian art establishment wasn’t sniggering at his bindus and mandalas, which he’d made his own since at least the eighties, having spent the previous decades still searching for a metaphor he could call his own, they were at least envious of the small town boy who’d made good in the art capital of the world. S H Raza, the poor student from a village in deepest Madhya Pradesh, however had the last laugh when a work by him was auctioned ...