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Honorable Mention – MOCA – Museum of Computer Art (NY)

Featured in Digital Brushstrokes- July 2009
Featured in Digital Artists United- July 2009
Featured in The BEST of Redbubble – July 2011
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

(Hi-Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi_pronunciation.ogg Hindi (listen) (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā or “Great Soul”, an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore), and in India also as Bapu . He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (249 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later he campaigned for the British to Quit India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.

As a practitioner of ahimsa, he swore to speak the truth and advocated that others do the same. Gandhi lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and social protest.


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Comments

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    great

  • thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    fabuloussssssssss

  • Hi Scott,how are you?…thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonabout 5 years ago

    This is a complex piece of Art, Very well done Claudia! How many hours did this take for you to do?if you dont mind me asking…Peace!

    km

  • HI Kevin, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerabout 5 years ago

    JUST SO BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOOVE IT! INSTANT FAV!

  • Hi Carol, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant image Claudia, welcome to RedBubble :-)

  • Hi Matt, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • mooner1
    mooner1about 5 years ago

    I’ve looked up to the great man all my life. My mother taught us the true meaning of freedom and peace based on Gandhi’s teachings as well as her Christian principals. I must say I’ve had my moments of pure rebellion but have never forgotten these lessons and as I near 60 years I find that those lapses caused me great difficulties throughout the years. Thank you so much for the reminder… and thank you for sharing this beautiful work!!! {:{)

  • Hi Mooner, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtabout 5 years ago

    This looks so elegant and beautiful…. it’s a great tribute to a man with a high spirit !!!! Bravo dear Claudia !!! :-)

  • Hi Gitti, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago

    So happy to have you back on RB, you do an excellent art works and this one is a special too!!!

  • Hi Lana, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 5 years ago

    The purity of the peice is revealing. Nice tribute to an amazing Human. Cheers, RVG

  • Hi, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaabout 5 years ago

    Claudia, nice to see your Beautiful Fantasy!!!!! Like image and colors

  • Hi Gouzelka, thank you very much!!!

    – Claudia Alves

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