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An artist brings back Mother India
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New Delhi, March 2 -- Months after the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of the late statesman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was inaugurated in Gujarat as the world's tallest statue, and as conversations about the Ram statue in Ayodhya and the Shivaji Smarak in Mumbai peak, Delhi-based artist and architect Vishal K. Dar is back to the drawing board.
Dar first presented the idea of a virtual statue of Mother India in 2009, developing it as part of a Khoj artists' residency programme. The artwork itself was a blueprint depicting a towering Mother India figure reclaiming the space between India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. His plan pinned the precise location on Google Earth where the statue of a woman with a plough, posed in a march, would st...
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