Art students sketching the nude model
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India's life-drawing models kept under wraps

In India, where there is an ancient tradition of life drawing, models who are willing to pose naked in art schools are becoming an increasingly rare sight.

Conservative political groups have highlighted nude modelling as a sign of social and moral decline.

As a result, the already poorly paid - and usually female - models are under even more pressure to keep secret what they do.

BBC Hindi's Rupa Jha reports.

  • 17 Feb 2012