SUPPORT FANATIC MOHAMMEDAN "DEVIL" AURANGZEB EXHIBITION IN PARTITIONED INDIA
Date: 29 Mar 2008
41 Jorbagh (1st floor),
New Delhi 110003. India.
New Delhi, 29. 3. 08
As you know, Facts' Aurangzeb, exhibition, a three year effort to showcase history & art
and which was shown without any problem in Delhi's Habitat Centre, G-Gallery Bangalore
and Balagandharva - Pune (where it was viewed by more than a hundred thousand people),was
vandalized in Chennai without any provocation. This blind radicalism is what FACT India is fighting.
It is disheartening that instead of protecting the artworks, Mr. Murali, Assistant Commissioner
Police Chennai (Egmore), broke himself two paintings depicting the demolition of Temples on
Aurangzeb's orders. The Police also illegally detained three women volunteers after dark, after
forcing them to close down the show. Many of the paintings have been badly damaged in the
process and the Lalit Kala Academy of Chennai, a Government concern, refuses to let us inspect them.
FACT India intends to redo the entire exhibition and present the same before the people of the nation for
their verdict. We need not only moral support from each one of you, but also financial help as FACT is
very stretched at the moment.
1) To redo the entire exhibition (total cost Rs. 8,5 lakhs or $ 21,000)
2) To pay for a lawyer so as to file a case in the Madras High Court (appr Rs. 4 lakhs or $ 10,000).
It would be useful if you could pass this email among your friends, so that we can raise a consolidated amount
of money. Please try in this manner to send cheques of a minimum of Rs.10,000 (or Rs. 10,001/-) 200 $ or €.
Small cheques are most welcome, but they entail a lot of paperwork.
For further details and information do not hesitate to write to contact Veeru Chowdhary, FACT's All India representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or (91) 9871949094
François Gautier/ trustee FACT
Veeru Chowdhary /FAIR
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