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Art: The last laugh

Artist Pushpamala N uses her body as a medium to take on the nation state.

People laughed at me when I first started photo performances," says artist Pushpamala N, whose early work riffed on proto-feminist legends like Fearless Nadia.

However, with her solo show, The Body Politic, hitting New Delhi's Nature Morte art

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