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These are my Three Sisters, carrying their baskets of firewood elegantly and efficiently. Heavy…it took two to lift a basket onto a head.

When I worked up my sketches after meeting them, I wondered what change was coming to their village, and their lives. Village life was precious to Gandhi. If the village perishes, India will perish, he thought. India will be no more India.

Just as important were India’s animals and forests. The pot I bought from the village cost me about 10 rupees. It seemed a good way to bring the Sisters, Gandhi and the iconic animals all together. Hope you like it.

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‘Be Indian. Buy Indian’

That was Gandhi’s mantra to ensure village life flourished. The local cooking oil brand around Bundi, adopted it as their own slogan. 
I thought it made a neat backdrop to the three women going about their lives. With one difference, for me, the guardians of village life and India’s soul, are the women I encountered under the banyan: my Three Sisters. I hope you enjoy meeting them. 
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I was all but expiring from Rajasthani heat… … when I met the gorgeously colourful women of Three Sisters. 
The shade of a banyan was their place to pause, to put down their wood en route to the potter’s village, near Bundi. I sketched them while they chatted there a moment, before they went off giggling. 
A glimpse of Indian village life a thousand years ago or yesterday. But tomorrow? I wasn’t sure.

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Moving mountains...Part 3/3

Clouds gathered. Lightning struck. Rain fell. And fell and fell. All Braj feared the flood would sweep them away. People, cows and temples too.

But Krishna, lifting Govardhan Hill on his little finger, made them shelter beneath it. Not a drop of Indra’s fury touched them, or their cows. 
After seven days and nights, Indra had to accept defeat. 
To rain was his dharma, his duty, he realised. No one can compel love, not even a god.

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The elephant in the clouds...Part 2/3

Indra mounted his five trunked elephant Airavata. He told it to reach down into the watery underworld and suck up as much as the trunks could carry.

Now, Indra ordered his elephant.

Drown the village.

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Once upon a time… Part 1/3

The people of a village called Braj decided they should celebrate Indra, worshipping the god because of the rain he sent them.
But Krishna, then a child in the village, pointed out that Govardhan, a hill nearby, gathered the rain that made the crops and cows flourish. ‘Forget Indra. Why not worship the hill?’ Indra, who thought himself superior, was furious. The village must be punished. But how?

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Earthly beauty, transcendant.

The gossamer touch of sunlight; the echoes of sublime symmetry. Hypnotic harmonies without beginning and end: at last, a sense of unity.

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