Ramkinkar Baij (1906-1980) was an artist’s artist, and therefore little known in his own country, where art is largely the pre-occupation of the microscopic elite. The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, under the stewardship of its director Rajeev Lochan, has done a signal service to the nation by organising a huge retrospective exhibition of this great master, who had all but faded from public memory. He belonged to the barber community and ordinarily there would have had lit