Art@Site Devi Prasad Roy Choudhary Dandi March

Devi Prasad Roy Choudhary


Dandi March

Sardar Patel Marg
A set of eleven statues erected near India Gate, New Delhi to pay tribute to a group Indian freedom fighters and social reformers. This massive black sculpture is sheer poetry in stone. You'll spot it on the T-junction on Sardar Patel Marg from where roads lead to Willingdon Crescent and Teen Murti House.
The sculpture, by Devi Prasad Roy Choudhary, depicts the famous Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 against oppressive salt taxes imposed by the British regime.
Debi Prasad Roy Choudhury (1899–1975) was an Indian sculptor, painter and the founder chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi. He was known for his bronze sculptures, including Triumph of Labour and Martyr's Memorial, and is rated by many as one among the major artists of modern Indian art. He was a fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi, selected in 1962. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1958, for his contributions to Art.
The 2015 India's Independence Day Google doodle is reminiscent of the Dandi March sculpture (commonly referred to as '11 Murti' (11 statues) by Devi Prasad Roy Choudhury on New Delhi's Sardar Patel Marg.