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Indian Philatelic Collection

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Keywords: philately, postage

A First Day Release Envelope
Envelope released on Nehru centennial
Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary
Gandhi and Child
International Year of the Child 1979.
Stamp depicts Gandhi's love for the children

First day Envelope Honoring Lala Lajpatrai
First day commemorative envelope featuring Lion of Punjab
Lion of Punjab Lajpatrai
Megha-Doot, the Cloud Messenger
Detail from an Indian Postage Stamp

"In Waiting"
`Pratiksha` -- Painting by Nandalal Bose. Detail from an Indian postal stamp
Indian Postage
Old Stamps of India
Postage Stamp of Nataraja
The Two Ana Stamp, circa 1960

Indian Postal Stamp of Gilgit Records
Indian Postage
Indian Potsage
Indian Stamp Honoring Laxmibai of Jhansi
Detail from a Indian postal stamp

Medieval Lady Scholar
Detail from a Indian postal stamp
Medieval Sculpture
Gems and Jewellery
Bridal Jewelry, India
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp

St. Andrews Church
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp, 1997
Indian Postage
Sun Temple, Konark
Wheel of the Konark Sun Temple, Orissa
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp

Picture of Thiruvalluvar
Detail from a Indian Postal Stamp
Poet of Thirukkural
150 Years of Indian Railways
Century and a Half of Indian Railways
Detail from a Indian Postal Stamp

Panchatantra: Crocodile and the Monkey
Detail from a postal stamp
Stamps of Panchatantra
Women Freedom Fighters
Jhalkari Bai
Detail from a postal stamp

Kannada First Day Envelope
Special postal envelope marking 2003 Kannada Literary Conference
First Day Envelopes
Stamps of India
Stamp of Morarji Desai
Desai served as a Prime-Minister of India

Saint Dnyaneshwar (1274-1296 A.D.)
Saint Dnaneshwar
Great Poets
Great Poets (Surdas, Ghalib and Rabindranath)
Indian Postnge Stamps

Saint Kabir, 15th Century
Detail from Indian Postage Stamp
Sant Kabirdas
Saint-Poet Tulasidas
Poet Tulasidas (1533-1624)
Detail from Indian Postage Stamp

Poetess Meerabai
Detail from Indian Postage Stamp
Saint Meera
Poet Surdas
Poet Surdas (1479-1586)
Detail from Indian Postage Stamp

Dandami Maria
Stamp released by Government of India honoring the Dandami Maria tribe
Dandami Maria Tribe
Engineer Visweswariah
Stamp Honoring M.V. Visweswariah
On the left is the Krishnaraja Sagara Reservoir

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838-1894)
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Patriotic Stamps of India
Stamp Marking 25 Years of Indian Independence

First Stamps of Independent India
August 15, 1947
Indian Stamps Database
First Stamp of India
First Stamp of Independent India

Babu Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad served as the First President of India
Rajendra Prasad Centenary (1884-1984)
Stamps of Freedom Struggle
The Quit India Movement, 1942

Stamps Reflecting the Anna Currency
Half Anna Stamps
Stamps of India
Carrier of the Flag
Detail from a postage stamp from India

Bhikaiji Cama (1861-1936)
Detail from Indian Postal Stamp
Indian Postage Stamps
Sister Nivedita
Sister Nivedita
Detail from Indian Postal Stamp

The Mother Pondicherry
Born in Paris, Mirra Alfassa became a desciple of Sri Aurobindo, and spent her life in India in spiritual service
Women Saints of India
Indian Postal Service
Stamp Marking 150 Years of Indian Postal Service

Stamp Honoring Rukmini Devi Arundale
Arundale was a Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, and activist
Stamps of India
First Day Covers
Rani Avatibai
Detail from First Day Cover

Stamp Honoring Maharana Pratap
First Day Covers
C. Sankaran Nair
Chettur Sankaran Nair
Sankaran Nair served as the president of Indian National Congress during 1897

U. Kiang Nongbah
Nongbah led tribesmen of Meghalaya against the British in the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny
Freedom Fighters of 1857
K.N. Sarmah
Krishna Nath Sarmah
Krishna Nath Sarmah (1887-1947) was a renowned nationalist and social reformer from Assam

Indian Stamp Featuring the Fort of Agra
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Indian Architecture
First Day Envelopes
First Day Cover Featuring Heroes of Nationalism

Durgabai Deshmukh
Durgabai Desmukh (1909-1981) was a freedom fighter, visionary, administrator, educationist, social reformer and parliamentarian.
Social Worker Durgabai
Udham Singh
Freedom Fighter Udham Singh
Singh was a Sikh Marxist and Indian nationalist

Versatile Write P.L.Deshpande
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Pul. La. Deshpande
Pu. La. Deshpande
First Day Cover Featuring P.L. Deshpande

First Day Cover Marking the Festival of Buddha Mahotsav
Festival of Buddha
Buddha Mahotsav
Stamps Celebrating the Festival of Buddha

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Stamp marking the 67th birthday of Subhas Chandra Bose
Patriotic Stamps of India
Bhimrao Ramaji Ambedkar
B.R. Ambedkar
Indian stamp honoring Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Sivaji Ganesan
Detail from Indian postage stamp
Tamil Actor Sivaji Ganeshan
Patriotic Stamps of India
Stamp Commemorating Swaraj
See Also: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Jnanapith Award Winners in Kannada
From to to bottom: Kuvempu, D.R.Bendre, V.K.Gokak, Masti Venkatesh Iyengar
Great Modern Kannada Writers
India Stamp Database
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
A 1961 stamp honoring Rabindranath Tagore

First Day Cover of Stamp Honoring Leo Tolstoy
First Day Envelopes of India
Indian Stamp Honoring Tolstoy
Stamp Honoring Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

First Day Cover os Stamps Honoring Jnanapith Award Winners
Jnanapeeth Awardees
Malayalam Poet Sankara Kurup
G. Sankara Kurup (1901-1978)
Malayalam poet Kurup was the awardee of the Jnanapeeth honor

N. T. Rama Rao
First Day Cover Featuring Stamp of N.T. Rama Rao
Stamp of N.T. Ramarao
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR)
Stamp Honoring N.T. Rama Rao

Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907-2003)
Bachchan was a distinguished Hindi poet, but more commonly known as the father of Bollywood movie star, Amitabh Bachchan.
Hindi Poet Harivansh Bachchan
Gorkha Rifles
Fifty Years of Gorkha Rifles
Stamp commemorating the celebrated Gorkha Rifle Regiment

Family Planning Stamp
Indian campaign to limit the size of the family to four
Indian Family Planning
First Day Cover
Shanker Dayal Sharma (1918-1999)
Sharma served as the President of India during the years 1992 to 1997

Ashokan Lions
Detail from Indian stamp costing thirteen naya paise (n.p)
Indian Postage Stamps
T.M.A. Pai
Stamp Honoring Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai
Pai was educationist, banker, and philanthropist and built many institutions

Giani Zail Singh
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Presidents of India
K.B. Hedgewar
RSS Founder Hedgewar
Detail from an Indian stamp honoring the founder of RSS

Chandra Shekhar Azad, Revolutionary, Freedom Fighter
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Freedom Fighter Azad
Art of Satavahanas
Amaravati Sculpture
Detail from a stamp honoring Government Museum, Chennai

Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Medicianal Plants of India
Medicinal Plants of India
The Amla Plant -- Emblica officinalis
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp

The Brahmi Plant -- Bacopa monnieri
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Medicianal Plants of India
Medicinal Plants of India
Guggulu Tree -- Comniphora wighitii
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp

Mother Teresa
Detail from a first day envelope featuring Mother Teresa
Stamp Honoring Mother Teresa
Pundit Vidyasagar
Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891)
Vidyasagar was a great educator, reformer, and intellectual of 19th century India

Rao Tularam, a Hero of 1857 War of Independence
See Also: People of Sepoy Mutiny
Historical Figures of India
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861- 1946)
Postal stamp released in memory of Malaviya

Composer Purandaradasa (15/16th Century)
Purandaradasa was a great literary and musical genius
The Father of Carnatic Music
Indian Statesman Naoroji
Dadabhoy Naoroji (1825-1917)

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883-1966)
Indian Postal Stamp honoring Veer Savarkar
V.D. Savarkar
Indian Stamp Database
Musician Tyagaraja
Detail from Indian Postage Stamp

Stamp of Agra Fort
Indian Architecture
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
Visveswaraya Centennial Stamp
Visveswaraya was an eminent Indian engineer and statesman of Mysore

Early Postman of India
Indian Philately
Uday Shankar (1900-1977)
Artist Uday Shankar
A great dancer and choreographer, Shankar developed and promoted many lesser known forms of dances of India

The Tortoise and the Geese
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Stories of Panchatantra
Stories of Panchatantra
The Lion and the Rabbit
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp

Madhubani - Mithila Painting
Detail from an Indian Postal Stamp
Folk Paintings
Avantibai Fights the British
Queen Avantibai
Detail from a Postal stamp

Stamp Honoring Sage Valmiki
See Also: Holy Men of India, Ramayan
Indian Stamps Database
Poetess  Subhadra Chauhan
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904-1948)

Stamp Honoring Marie Curie
Stamps of India
Presidents of India
President V.V. Giri
From Indian Postal Stamp

Sant Harchand Singh Longowal
Detail from Indian Postal Stamp
Sikh Saint Langowal
Nellie and Jatindra Mohan Sengupta
Nellie Sengupta and Jatindra Mohan Sengupta
Detail from a stamp released in 1985


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