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Conversations in the Nude

Conversations in the Nude

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  • Author: Mihir Srivastava
  • Published By:Harper Collins
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Publication:2013
  • ISBN No: 935029673X, 9789350296738

Conversations in the Nude

There are books that move away from the ordinary. Books such as these are not published to make a point. Conversations in the Nude is one such book. While at the core of it, there is nudity and there is the sense of not caring a damn about it, it is also about getting to know yourself as a person.

Mihir Srivastava took on the hobby of sketching nudes. He approaches people. Some are scandalized. Some give in. Some relent and then give in. The idea is to paint nudes to shed inhibitions. And then there are conversations which are documented in this book. There are famous people which Mihir has sketched. And then there are not so famous people. At the end of it all, it is a book which is honest, raw and extremely candid. A book you should not miss out reading.


Mihir Srivastava sketches naked people. He is fascinated by the tension it calls to the room, the taboos it challenges, the vulnerabilities it exposes and how it sometimes empowers people. Nudity is not just about shedding clothes, he believes but about letting down a shield that we think protects us. In a world where the bare body is something to be hidden, to protect our children against, to be banned as obscene, there is no freedom to strip. Not without infringing on the freedom of those who are clothed. Through his search to understand this, Mihir has created what he calls A Private Space for Public Nudity. Public nudity within closed doors. It is still public, because there is no context for this interaction in the raw. No relationship, no prospect of sexual intimacy. This is an artistic collaboration or perhaps a social experiment, maybe both. Conversations in the Nude maps that experiment, presents those sketches, chronicles several remarkable sessions. These are the stories of one mans crazy dream and of the very many who saw some sense in it.

About the Author

Mihir Srivastava is a journalist. He lives in Delhi.


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