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Mahatma Gandhi - 1 - by BenHeine Mahatma Gandhi - 1 - by BenHeine
© Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com
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This is a painting I made with ecoline ink
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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More facts on Gandhi: Gandhi 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 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 against 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.

More on Gandhi: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi
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:icondelice1941:
Delice1941 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Emotional image of Mahatma Ghandi. Beautifully expressed.
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clarapnaraujo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Gandhi was probably the most inspiring person who ever walked on earth :)
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nan-a-mour Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer this drawing to the other, it has a deeper feeling to it. :+favlove:
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n8creek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Good.
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sykoqween Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Fantastic work!! I love the style you chose to portray him in.
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Mystic-Majinbuu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice work sir!
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Incendary95 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009   Writer
absolutly beutiful, very good work.
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fiyonk14 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
:heart::rose:
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DJ-OMZ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Very good , awesome portrait of an awesome man...by an awesome Draftsman.

Bad english sorry, I just love this.
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
A man of pure consciousness :hug:
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beautifull work :-)
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