MADHUBANI - MITHILA  PAINTING   
Price Rs.
3.00 per piece. 

MADHUBANI - MITHILA   PAINTING
Price Rs.
3.00 per piece. 

MADHUBANI - MITHILA   PAINTING
Price Rs.
3.00 per piece. 

MADHUBANI - MITHILA   PAINTING
Price Rs.
5.00, Rs. 10.00  per piece.  

 
Date of Issue                : 15.10.2000
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MADHUBANI - MITHILA  
PAINTING   :

The district of Madhubani in Bihar forms part of the broader geographical and cultural area called Mithila. Vibrant traditions of ritual paintings have been practiced by women in the region since centuries, as a simple means of self expression. This style of painting is today known alternatively by the names "Madhubani/ Mithila painting".

.The first and second stamps, depicting the paintings "Flower Girls" by Smt. Nirmala Devi and "Bali and Sugriva" by Smt. Sanjula Devi respectively, possess the extraordinary charm of primordial art reflected in highly stylised and simplified imagery.

The third stamp, featuring the painting "Krishna with Gopies" by Smt. Anmana Devi draws upon mythology for its central theme.

The fourth stamp shows detail of the central wall of a 'Kohbar-Ghar', mural painted by late Smt.Ganga Devi at the 'Craft Museum', New Delhi. It shows the lotus plant motif,a symbol of growth and fertility. Attention is given to minute details such as flower and foliage, ornaments and animals, which brings a certain richness and delicacy to the
picture.

Description of Stamp   :

The designs of the four stamps has based on paintings representing a cross section of the rural social frame-work, incorporating paintings made by women artists from the different strata of the society. They also symbolise the levels of excellence achieved by women in the tradition of Indian folk art.

  

RAJ KUMAR SHUKLA 
Price Rs.
3.00 per piece. 

 
 Date of Issue                : 16.10.2000
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RAJ KUMAR SHUKLA   :

In India's struggle for Independence, the "Champaran Satyagraha" marks a very important stage. Raj Kumar Shukla drew the attention of Mahatma Gandhi, who just returned from South Africa.

Description of Stamp   :

This year marks the 125th Birth Anniversary of Raj Kumar Shukla. The Department of Posts has issued this commemorative postage stamp to pay homage to his role in India's struggle for Independence.

DR. SHANKAR DAYAL    SHARMA   
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3.00 per piece. 

 
Date of Issue                : 17.10.2000
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DR. SHANKAR DAYAL    SHARMA                        :

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918 - 1999), Former President of  India, was one of the most distinguished and beloved son of the country, who combined great humility with immense learning.
Dr. Sharma was born in August 1918, at Bhopal, and was actively involved in the Freedom Struggle and suffered brutalities of the British Colonial regime..

Description of Stamp   :

The Department of Posts has  issued this postage stamp to pay homage to Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former president of the Republic of India.