SYAMA PRASAD MOKERJEE 
Price Rs.
4.00 per piece. 

C. SANKARAN NAIR 
Price Rs.
4.00 per piece. 

U KIANG NONGBAH 
Price Rs.
4.00 per piece. 
Krishna Nath Sarmah 
Price Rs.
4.00 per piece. 
Date of Issue  : 06.07.2001.
Personality Series : The Spirit of Nationalism
                      

Syama Prasad Mookerjee (1901-1953) inherited a rich tradition of nationalism and fearlessness from his illustrious father, Sir Asutosh Mookerjee. A brilliant academic, he became the youngest Vice-Chancellor of the Calcutta University in1934. He took interest in politics very early and was one among the leading lights of the Hindu Mahasabha.

C. Sankaran Nair (1857-1934) hailed from an aristocratic family in north Kerala. Making a mark as an eminent lawyer early in his career, he went on to become a Judge of the High Court of Madras, in which capacity he was considered his abilities and conferred may distinctions and honours upon him, culminating in a nomination to the Viceroy's Council in 1919.

U Kiang Nongbag (-1862) (date of birth not recorded) was a great freedom fighter of the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya, who lived and fought his epic struggle against the British during the first War of Independence (1857) and after.

Krishna Nath Sarmah (1887-1947) was a renowned nationalist and social reformer from Assam. After graduating in Science and law, he had started legal practice in 1917. However, heeding to the call of Mahatma Gandhi he joined the freedom struggle, renouncing a flourishing practice and a promising career.

Description of Stamp  :

Continuing with the series of stamps on great personalities who inspired the country and influenced the course of India's National Movement, the Department of Post has released a set of four stamps honouring Syama Prasad Mookerjee, C. Sankaran Nair, Krishna Nath Sarmah and U Kiang Nongbah.

CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA 
Price Rs.
4.00 per piece. 

Date of Issue  : 21.07.2001.
Chandragupta Maurya      : 

Though historians often credit the Nandas of Magadha for being the first empire builders of India, it was with Chandragupta Maurya, the young adventurer  who unseated the Nandas in 321 B.C. that the imperial idea found a definite expression.

Chandragupta Maurya was a far-sighted ruler. He not only expanded his territories, but also established a well organized administrative system and gave it a sound financial base, thus laying the foundation for an enduring empire. 

Chandragupta's reign lasted for about 25 years. According to Jain tradition, he adopted Jainism, having been influenced by the saint Bhadrabahu.

Description of Stamp  :

Owing to his remarkable military successes and insight into state craft, Chandragupta Maurya stands out as one among the most colourful personalities of Indian history.

JHALKARI BAI 
Price Rs.
4.00 per piece. 

Date of Issue  : 06.07.2001.
Jhalkari Bai :
                      

The saga of Jhalkari Bai, a courageous women who came from a humble background and played a valiant role in Jhansi  theatre of the revolt of 1857 is illustrative of the seriousness of discontent among the common people against the colonial domiance and the extent of popular participation in the struggle.

Description of Stamp  :

The Department has released the stamp in honour of Jhalkari Bai.