Life drawing simply means drawing of the human form in any of its various shapes and postures, using a nude live model.
India has a vast history with different traditions and cultures, and one of the traditions is of life drawing. Many models in India, who are willing to pose naked in art schools are restricted to do so by conservative groups. These groups have also highlighted nude modelling as a sign of social and moral decline. So, the models who are willing to do this have to keep their profession a secret.
There is a lot of impact on the artists as well, some of them are getting arrested for depicting nude figures in their paintings. There is a sign of worry and fear amongst the artists because of the intolerance against their art form.
Here is a story of one such model covered by BBC News -
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