Tavistock Square (WC1)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu (Father of Nation),
Porbandar, Gujarat 1869 - New Delhi 1948
the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world
Bronze statue of Gandhi sitting cross-legged in a dhoto, meditating. The hollow printh allows the memorial to be treated as a shrine, where often flowers and candles are placed.
- Fredda Brilliant (Łódź 1903 - Carbondale, Ill. 1999),
Polish-American sculptress and actress
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in Camden.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 236-237.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 243.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 180.
Location (N 51°31'29" - W 0°7'44")
Item Code: gblo117; Photograph: 7 August 2014
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