Vote-Raja Thandava – Indian Election Dance

24 April, 2009 at 22:30 2 comments

Elections are the talk of the country and are in full swing. With some ado, here is a take on it using the symbolism of Nataraja and the cosmic dance…

I normally do not make the effort to explain imagery but could not resist myself to convey the pictorial allegory inspired by the interpretation of Heinrich Zimmer…
1) The dance of the voter is the simultaneous act of creation and destruction
2) The voter is quite poor, rustic and starved. Yet, he has a twinkle in his eye
3) The upper left hand, carries a little vote swastika, resembling power of creation
4) The opposite hand, with a cheap liquor bottle representing power of destruction
5) The “fear not” gesture (abhaya-mudra), tells that there is nothing to fear. I will vote
6) The lower left hand carries a small bag of money/biryani that votes are for sale
7) The kid that is being trampled represents the future – hopeless and silent

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    Entry filed under: CWorks, India, Politics, Poverty.

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    2 Comments Add your own

    • 1. Vote-Raja Thandava - Indian Election Dance  |  24 April, 2009 at 22:47

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    • 2. ibm1000  |  25 April, 2009 at 02:32

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