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Mahatma Gandhi - 2 - by BenHeine Mahatma Gandhi - 2 - 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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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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gursewaksikhwala Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
very nice portrait of this great person!
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gimpZora Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
really great work :hug:
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sherlockholmes34 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This work is great, you should not have drawn hair on him. But it is a very well done cartoon esque drawing. Gandhi is probably the greatest man who ever lived.
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visualrajesh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
really u r super da benHeine..!!!!.! i like u lot brother...take care of ur hand...i pray for u long live....
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libran005 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome artwork... Great tribute to the person who preached "tolerance"
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Good :3
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
indeed, a great tribute...well done!
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sunshine3ds Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
i like these man like god, b'coz i belong to india, so many thanx to work regarding this great person
also good wok....
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well ... i'm speechless... :faint:
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