"Annapurna" An Ode to Indian Farmers
As a mark of solidarity with the Farmers in India, I spent the past few weeks creating a painting titled ‘Annapurna .’ I am now creating a fundraiser to help the farmers and giving away prints of my painting to those who donate as a Thank You gesture. Here is a poem I wrote that illustrates the state of mind of a hardworking Indian farmer.
“I am capable of extracting food from the womb of mother earth
Months and years of toil, sweat and blood
To feed you while I and my own go hungry
Because I love the land I toil on
So if you threaten to snatch it
With your big purses
I will wait patiently
Your water cannons are but rains
I miss so much on my parched earth
Your barbed wire and bullets
Are not worse than the rope of debt
Always hanging on my neck
I will not wait for you to give me food
Did you forgot I am the one who feeds you ?
So I will grow my own food
On the sides of the path
I sit on while I wait
Until you take your purses away
And leave me alone
To feed “you” and “my family”.
Here is a video by "Dhruv Rathee" explaining what this is all about and why they are protesting.
And here is a video shot in beginning of dec on how Khalsa Aid is helping them and their website :
Any donation will help make an impact. As my contribution I am using
the painting I did in support of the farmers as a thank you for your
donation. Remember 100% of your donation will go to Khalsa Aid and the cost of prints and shipping charges will be borne by me. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
Will get you a book marker with an art print of the painting featured above
Will get you an 8 X 10 matted art print of the painting featured above
Will get you a matted framed 8 X 10 art print of the painting featured above
Will get you a 8 X 10 canvas print of the painting featured above
Will get you a 11X14 canvas print of the painting featured above
Will get you the original art featured above
Once we receive the donation we will contact you with the art print you like in case you would want a different one than featured here or you could contact us via our website for the art you are interested in so we can ship you the art print/art of your choice.
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