Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi
On March 12th, 1930 Gandhi left his home in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmadabad with a mission to gain complete freedom for India from British Rule. Gandhi and his entourage walked through 40 villages along the western coast of the state of Gujarat and reached Dandi on and Gandhi refuted the British Salt Law by making/picking up salt himself. This simple act turned to be one of the biggest symbolic acts in Indian political history.
Over a period of one year in 2009, some of India’s most well known contemporary artists travelled the same route that Mahatma Gandhi took in 1930 to better understand Gandhi’s role in contemporary Indian history and in the future of India’s cultural and social fabric. The artworks presented have been specially created for this exhibition.