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Monday, 23 January 2017

423) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015:



423) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015:




This post card is titled “Warrior Queens” and depicts two stamps one on Kittur Rani Channamma (1778 – 1829) and the other on Rani of Jhansi – Laxmi Bai (1857-1957). In the background of the stamp images are their respective territories/forts, which they fought to defend against aggressors.

Kittur Rani Channamma (1778 – 1829:

One of the stamps of 25 Paise denomination (issued in 1977), portraying Rani Channamma on horseback.

She was the Queen of Kittur, a Princely State in Karnataka. She was one of the first Indian female rulers to lead an armed struggle for Independence against the machinations of the British East India Company (BEIC) in 1824 engineered under the “Doctrine of Lapse”. She has become a symbol of the Independence Movement in India. In Karnataka, she is celebrated as being among the foremost women warriors and patriots.

Rani of Jhansi – Laxmi Bai (1857-1957):

 The other is a stamp of 15 Naye Paise (issued in 1957) showing Rani of Jhansi on horseback, issued by India Post to commemorate the First War of Indian Independence in 1857.

(For more information of the “First War of Indian Independence” and Rani of Jhansi’s prominent role in it, please visit my post at the following link: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the First War of Indian Independence in 1857

Rani of Jhansi, Laxmibai was the Queen of the Maratha-ruled Princely State of Jhansi situated in the present day Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. She is celebrated as one of the leading Indian nationalists of the First War of Indian Independence fought in 1857 against the British Raj.



This post card is titled “Women of India’s Freedom Struggle”.

On this postcard are depicted five stamps issued by India Post on - Annie Besant, Bhikaji Cama, Kasturba Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu and Aruna Asaf Ali. In the background is the silhouette of the Indian flag.

Annie Besant (1837-1933):

The image of one of the stamps issued by India Post, which honours her, is of the denomination of 15 Naye Paise.

She was a British socialist, theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator and advocate of Irish and Indian self-rule and Independence from the British.

Bhikaji Cama (24.09.1861 – 13.08.1936):

The image of the 15 Naye Paise stamp issued on her and depicted on this post card was released by India Post on 26.01.1962

She was one of the prominent figures in the Indian Independence movement.

Among her many other activities for Irish and Indian Independence, she raised the above flag on 22.08.1907 at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Based on the then Calcutta flag, the green, yellow and red fields represent Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism respectively. The crescent and the sun also represent Islam and Hinduism. The eight lotuses in the upper register represent the eight Provinces of the then British India. The words in the middle are “Vande Mataram” (meaning “We bow to thee Mother India”), the slogan of the Indian National Congress.
 The Indian Flag raised by Madame Cama at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, because of which event, she had to remain in exile from her motherland India

The design was adopted in 1914 as the emblem of the Berlin Committee (later known as the Indian Independence Committee). The original flag raised by her in Stuttgart is now on display at the Maratha and Kesari Library in Pune.

Several Indian cities have streets named after her – Bhikaji Cama or Madame Cama as she is known. The State Bank of India Corporate Centre Building where I have worked for five years is also situated on a street named after her.

In 1997, the Indian Coast Guard has commissioned a fast patrol vessel ICGS Bhikaji Cama after her.

Kasturba Gandhi (11.04.1869 – 22.02.1944):

The image of the stamp issued on her by India Post and depicted on this post card is of the denomination of 15 Naye Paise.

She was the wife of Mahatma Gandhi, who was a political activist fighting for civil rights and Indian Independence from the British Raj.

Before her passing away, when she was not well, her youngest son Devdas brought with him “penicillin” the famous drug discovered by Alexander Fleming for ameliorating her illness, but Mahatma Gandhi prevented him from injecting her with a “British-made” drug as National.

Her “Samadhi” (Memorial) is very close to our house at the Agha Khan Palace, where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned by the British Government.

Sarojini Naidu (13.02.1879 – 02.03.1949):

The image of the stamp issued on her by India Post and depicted on this post card is of the denomination of 15 Naye Paise.

Known as the “Nightingale of India” she was a poet, educationist, women’s rights Activist, and a Nationalist and Freedom Fighter. She served as the first Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh (present day the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh) from 1947 to 1949. She was the second woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and the first Indian woman to be nominated to that post.

She was also incarcerated at the Agha Khan Palace along with Mahatma Gandhi, during India’s Freedom Struggle and there is a room there which still holds some of her articles and has been converted to a Memorial.

Some of her works include – “The Golden Threshold (1905), “The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death & the Spring” (1912), “The Broken Wing: Songs of Love, Death and the Spring” (1917), “Muhammad Ali Jinnah: An Ambassador of Unity” (1916), “The Sceptred Flute: Songs of India” (1943), “The Feather of the Dawn” (1961), The Indian weavers (1971) – the last three were published posthumously.

She also wrote the following poems: “Nala and Damyanti”, “Ecstasy”, “The Indian Fantasy”, “Indian”, “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad”, “Indian Dancers, “Indian Love-Song”, “Indian Weavers”, “In salutation of Eternal Peace”, “In the Forest”, “Ramamuratham”, “Nightfall in the City of Hyderabad”, “palanquin Bearers”, “The Pardah Nashin”, “Past and Future”, “The Queen’s Rival”, The Royal Tombs of Golkonda”, “The Snake Charmer”, “Song of a Dream”, Song of Radha – The Milkmaid”, The soul’s Prayer”, “Suttee”, “To a Buddha Seated on a Lotus”, “To the God of Pain”, “Wandering Singers”, Street Cries”, Alabaster”, “Autumn Song”.

Aruna Asaf Ali (16.07.1909 – 29.07.1996):

The image of the stamp issued on her by India Post and depicted on this post card is of the denomination of 300 Paise or Rs.3/-.

She was an Indian Independence activist and is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in then Bombay (present day Mumbai) during the Quit India Movement in 1942.

She became the first mayor of Delhi in 1958. In the 1960s she started a media publishing house.

In 1997, she was awarded India’s highest civilian award – the Bharat Ratna, posthumously.



This post card is titled “Social Reformers”.

On this postcard are depicted three stamps issued by India Post on – Ramabai Ranade, Durgabai Deshmukh and Savitribai Phule.

Ramabai Ranade (25.01.1863 – 1924):

The Indo-Australian Post issued a postage stamp of 15 Naye Paise honouring Ramabai on 14.08.1962, in her birth centenary year.

She was an Indian social worker and one of the first women’s rights activists in the 19th Century. In an era of social inequality, women were not allowed to go to school and become literate.

Ramabai, soon after her marriage to Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, Indian scholar and social reformer, began learning to read and write, in Marathi, English and Bengali.

She started a “Hindu Ladies Social Club” in Mumbai to develop public speaking among women. She was also the founder and President of “Seva Sadan Society” in Pune. She spent her entire life working for the improvement of women’s lives.

In 1886, she also established the first Girl’s High School in Pune, the renowned “Huzurpaga”.

In 2012, a highly acclaimed television Serial called “Uncha Maazha Zoka” (My swing flies high based on her life and works was telecast on Zee Marathi which took the message of her ideals throughout the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Durgabai Deshmukh or Lady Deshmukh (15.07.1909 – 09.05.1981):

The image of the stamp issued on her by India Post and depicted on this post card is of the denomination of 35 Naye Paise.

She was an Indian Freedom fighter, lawyer, social worker and politician and a member of the Constituent Assembly of India and of the Planning Commission of India.

In 1937, as a public activist for women’s emancipation, she founded the “Andhra Pradesh Mahila Sabha” (Andhra women’s Conference).

In 1948, she founded the “Andhra Education Society (AES) to serve the educational needs of Telugu children residing in Delhi.

She was also the founder chairperson of the Central Social Welfare Board.

She also established Sri Venkateswara College in New Delhi.

She was married in 1953 to Sir C.D. Deshmukh, the first Indian Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

She was felicitated with the Paul G. Hoffman Award, Nehru Literacy award, UNESCO Award (for outstanding work in the field of Literacy), the “Padma Vibhushan”, to name a few.

Savitribai Phule (03.01.1831 – 10.03.1897):

On 10.03.1998, India Post issued a 200 Paise of Rs.2/- stamp in her honour which is depicted on this postcard.

She was an Indian social reformer and poet. She played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during the British Raj.

She was instrumental in establishing the first women’s school at Bhide Wada in Pune in 1848.

She worked ceaselessly to abolish discrimination and unfair treatment of people based on caste and gender.

She wrote many poems against discrimination. Two books of her poems were published posthumously – Kavya Phule (1934) and Bavan Kashi Subodh Ratnakar (1982) in which she has urged everyone to throw away the chains of traditions and go and get educated, dream high and achieve one’s ambitions.

She is popular as an important figure in the social reform movement in Maharashtra.

She has been honoured with an Award by the Government of Maharashtra in her name to recognise women social reformers.

In 2015, the University of Pune has been renamed “Savitribai Phule Pune University” in her honour.



This post card is titled “Legendary Singers”.

On this postcard are depicted three stamps of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination each, issued by India Post on – M.S. Subbalakshmi, D.K. Pattammal and Gangubai Hangal. In the background are seen musical instruments.

For more on these legendary singers, please visit my post at the following link: Classical Musicians of India



This post card is titled “Madhubani Painters”.

On this postcard are depicted three stamps of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination each, from a Miniature sheet issued by India Post on “Madhubani Mithila Paintings” made by the noted Painters – Annamma Devi, Nirmala Devi, Sanjula Devi and Ganga Devi.



This postcard is titled “Women’s Day”.

On this post card are depicted four stamps two in the denominations of 500 Paise or Rs.5/-(each) and two n the denominations of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/-(each) from a Miniature Sheet issued by India Post in 2007.

The theme of these stamps is “Survival to Success, Celebrate her Life”. All four stamps portray Women in her role as the nurturer and preserver.



This post card is titled “Yesteryear Hindi Film Heroines”.

On this postcard are depicted twp stamps, one of 100 Paise or Re.1/- denomination (1992) and the other of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- denomination (2008) issued by India Post on – Nargis Dutt and Madhubala respectively.



This postcard is titled “Legendary Heroines of India”.

On this post card is depicted a Miniature Sheet of six stamps all in the denominations of 500 Paise or Rs.5/-(each) issued by India Post in 2011.  The heroines depicted are – Devika Rani, Nutan,     Kanan Devi, Savithri, Meena Kumari and Leela Naidu
 An image of the Miniature sheet in my stamp Collection, which is depicted on this Post card.



                     This postcard is titled “Kalakshetra”.

Kalakshetra or Kalakshtra Foundation:

On this post card is depicted an image of the Academy and a stamp of 60 Paise issued by India Post in 1987.

This is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian Art and Crafts, especially in the field of Bharatnatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music, located in Chennai, in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

The academy was founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale in January 1936. The Institution has achieved national and international recognition for its unique style and perfectionism.

In January 1994, an Act of Parliament recognised the Kalakshetra Foundation as an “Institute of National Importance”.



This postcard is titled “Legendary Women”.

On this post card are depicted three stamps – one of 2 Annas depicting Saint Meera of Chittorgarh, the second one of 30 Paise brought out in 1980 on Saint (Mother) Teresa of Kolkata who was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize for her work done with the orphans, sick and infirm of Kolkata and the setting up of her group “Missionaries of Charity”.

The third stamp is on Indira Gandhi released shortly after she was shot dead on 31.10.1984 by two of her body-guards for her autocratic manner of Governance and mishandling  of sensitive issues.

(For more on Saint Teresa, please visit my post at the following link: Saint (Mother) Teresa









Links to posts on Indian Post-Cards:

1) Historical First Day Covers on Post Cards compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle on Post Independence India

2) For Part I of the DYKS (32) "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" (Part I) - Description of 16 birds with picture postcards)

3) For Part II of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

4) For Part III of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas" please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

5) Two Series of Postage Stamps issued during the reign of George V: Inauguration of New Delhi in 1931 and Silver Jubilee of the reign of George V in 1935 compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle   

6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

7) Himalayan Lakes: Chanratal, Roop Kund, Sela, Tsangu and Tsomo Riri: A set of five post cards issued by India Post in 2015 

8)  Incredible India: (Part I) A set of 48 Post Cards issued by India Post in 2015
9) Incredible India: (Part II) A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
10)   Incredible India: (Part III): A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
 11) Olympic Events: A set of 12 Post cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016  

12) "Orchids": A set of 12 postcards issued by the Karnataka Postal Cicle of India Post, with designs inspired by 6 Stamps on Orchids issued by India Post on 21.10.1991 and 6 Stamps issued on 08.08.2016 

13) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 Post-cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

14) Sundarban (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

15) Sundarban (Part II): A set of 48 Post cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

16) Sundarban (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

17) Football Legendaries: A set of 18 Postcards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

18) Wild India - Mammals: Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

19) Wild India - Mammals (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

20) Wild India - Mammals Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

21) Butterflies of India (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

22) Butterflies of India (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

23) Butterflies of India (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

24) Beetles: A set of five stylised Post Cards issued by the Chennai Postal Circle of India Post
  
Maximum or Maxim Cards: 

1) Did You Know series (33): 1) Maxim or Maximum Cards 2) A set of 5 Maximum Cards issued by the Department of Posts, India to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad 

2) Orchids: A set of six Maxim or Maximum Cards issued by the Karnatala Postal Circle, India Post on 08.08.2016

3) Exotic Birds: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 05.12.2016 

4) Nature: India: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

5) Headgears of India: A set of 16 Maxim Cards issued by Chennai Postal Circle of India Post on 10.02.2017 

"My Stamps" Albums:

1) "Ajanta & Ellora Caves": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita and Rajeev

 2) "Ghats of Varanasi": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita

3) "Sun Temple, Konark": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

4) "Fairy Queen": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

5) "Mahabodhi Temple": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 
  
 6) "Port Blair Island": "My Stamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev

 Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2017:

1) Splendour of India: Happy New Year: A set of 12 Stamps issued by India Post on 01.01.2017

2) 350th Prakash Utsav: Guru Gobind Singh Ji: A commemorative Stamp of Rs.10/- brought out by India Post on 05.01.2017

3) India-Portugal: Joint Issue: A set of two Stamps commemorating the Dandiya and Pauliteiros Dances issued by India Post on 07.01.2017 

4) Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (or MGR) Birth Centenary : A Commeorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 17.01.2017 

5) Nature: India: A set of six commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

6) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB): A commemorative stamp of Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 30.01.2017 

7) Headgears of India: A set of 16 stamps issued by India Post on 10.02.2017 

8) Bicentenary of the Raising of the Poona Horse Regiment  (July 1817 - July 2017): A Commemorative 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 11.02.2017 

9) Centenary of Ramjas College: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 13.02.2017 

10) Ladybird Beetle: A set of four Stamps brought out by India Post on 23.02.2017 

11) Yogada Satsang Society of India Centennial Celebrations: A 00 Paise or Rs./ stamp issued by India Post on 07.03.2017

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2016:

1)  Special India Post Cover  carried in a dedicated Hot Air Balloon flown during the II International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, released by Tamilnadu Circle of India Post in January 2016

2) "Vibrant India": Postage Stamps issued by India Post on this theme

3) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nasik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 1) Spl. Covers on Pandu Leni Caves and Smt. Kusum Dhirubhai Mehta released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 16.01.2016 

4) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.2016: (Part 2) Spl.Covers on Kalaram temple and Nashik "Grape City & Wine Capital of India" released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 17.01.2016 

5) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 3) Spl. Covers on "Nashik Dhol" and "Dr. Anand Gopalrao Joshi" released by Maharashtra postal Circle on 18.01.2016 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 

7) Celebrating 75 Years of setting up of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal : Commemorative Postage Stamps brought out by India Post. 

8) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06 - 09.02.2016: (Part 1): Spl. Covers on "Indian Dak Runner" & "The PUNPEX-16 logo" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 06.02.2016 

9) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 2): Spl. Cover on "Butterflies of Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

10) PUNPEX - 16  held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 3): Spl. Cover on "Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

11) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 4): Spl. Cover on "Migratory Birds of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh" released on 07.02.2016 

12) "Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib": Spl. Cover released by HP Postal Circle, of India Post 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

14) "Jal Mahotsav" on the River Narmada from 12-21.02.2016: Spl Cover issued by the Department of Posts, India 

15) "Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv", Ujjain 22.04.2016-21.05.2016: MAPPEX-2016 Spl Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, India Post on 07.02.2016 

16) Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh: MAPPEX 2016: A Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General , Indore Region, Indore, on 05.02.2016 

17) Golden Jubilee of The Statesman Vintage & Classic car Rally": Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi on 28.02.2016 

18) Mahamaham Kumbha Mela Festival, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu: February 13-22, 2016. Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai, India Post. 

19) "Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli " in New Delhi: "UTSAV 2016"- A Special cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 17.02.2016 

20) Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Birth Centenary celebrations : A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi, India Post on 15.02.2016

21) Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued on 17.02.2016 by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi 

22) National Science Centre Delhi: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi , Department of Posts, India on 16.02.2016 

23) Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Vasantrao Srinivassa Sinai Dempo: A Rs.5/- Stamp issued by  India Post on 04.03.2016 

24) 150th Anniversary of the Allahabad High Court : Commemorative Stamps & Coins issued by the Department of Posts, India & India Government Mint, Mumbai respectively 

25) National Archives of India (Part 1): 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Commemorative Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India on 13.03.2016 

26) The Gilgit Record (Manuscripts): National Archives of India (Part 2) A 30 paise Stamp issued in 1979,  by the Department of Posts, India. 

27) "A Minor Rock Edict" of Samrat ashok found in Gujarra , Distt. Datia M.P. : A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region, MP Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India

28) "Batesara Group of Temples": A Special Cover issued by Indore Region, M.P. Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India 

29) "India-UN Women HeForShe Programme": Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post  

30) Fire Services of India: A Rs. 5/- Stamp issued by the department of posts, india to honour the "Fire Services of India

31) Govardhanram Tripathi: Commemorative Rs.5/ Stamps brought out in his honour by the Department of Posts, India. 

32) The "Everlasting Flame international Programme 2016": A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts, India. 

33) "Ahimsa Ball": Commemorating the 10th Installation Ceremony of the Ball: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 26.04.2016 

34) "BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 14-16 April 2016, held at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle on 14.04.2016 

35) "25th Shukla Day Coin and Philately Fair" held from 22-24.04.2016 at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 22.04.2016 

36) "Indian Coast Guard Air Station Chennai Silver Jubilee": A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 07.03.2016 

37) Swami Chidananda: A Rs.5/- Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 21.05.2016, celebrating his Birth Centenary. 

38) "Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016 

39) Tata Power: Commemorating the centenary of the establishment of The Company by India Post, by issuing Rs.5/- stamps on 10.06.16 

 40) "Surya Namaskar": The theme of second International Day of Yoga: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 21.06.2016

41) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Jharkhand: DEOPEX:2016: A Special Cover issued by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

42) "Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar": DEOPEX-2016: A Special Cover issued on him by Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

43) "Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur": A Special Cover issued by the Rajasthan Postal Circle, India Post on 28.02.2016 

44) "Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme - 2016": A Spcial Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 03.05.2016 

45) The Indian Institute of Architects: Commemorating the Centenary year of the Institute by issuing a Special Cover by Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 12.05.2016  

46) Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300): A Special Cover issued on the Induction of MiG-29Ks and de-induction of Sea Harriers in the Squadron, by the Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 11.05.2016 

47) State Trading Corporation : Celebrating 60 Glorious Years: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, India Post on 18.05.2016 

48) Christ Church Fort Teppakullam, Tirichirappalli: 250th Anniversary Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle, India Post on 17.05.2016 

49) "BSE" (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange): Commemorating the 140th Year of its establishment: A Rs.5/- commemorative stamp brought out by India Post on 09.07.2016 

50) "VIKAS PARV - CHHAU DANCE": A Special Cover issued by Jharkhand Postal Circle on 17.06.16 

51) 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on 26-27 May 2016 at Shillong: A Special Cover brought out by the NE Postal Circle of India Post, on 03.06.2016 

52) Platinum Jubilee of the First Philatelic Bureau set up in Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 21.06.2016 

53) Chennai Book Fair: A Special Cover issued by the Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 01.06.2016

54) Chennai Book Fair (Part II) A.K. Chettiar : One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

55) Chennai Book Fair (Part III): T.Janakiraman: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

56) Chennai Book Fair (Part IV): P.V. Akilandam: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

57) Chennai Book Fair (Part V): D. Jayakanthan: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

58) Chennai Book Fair : (Part VI): Pudhumaipithan: One of Six Eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

59) Chennai Book Fair: (Part VII): Va Ramasamy: One of six eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

60) Tadoba Andhari National Park: Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on "International Tiger Day" at Nagpur on 29.07.2016 

61) Tara Mata Temple Shimla: Famous Temples of Himachaal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover issued by HP Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

62) Bagla Mukhi Temple, Bankhandi, Kangra: Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover released by the H.P. Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016  

63) Chintpurni Temple , Chintpurni Una, HP: Famous temples of Himachal {radesh Sries: A Special Cover released by H.P.Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

64) Ter-Centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur: A Special Cover brought out by Delhi P0stal Circle of Indiapost on 20.06.2016 

65) "Rio 2016" Summer Olympics: Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016

66) "Orchids": A set of 6 Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post on 08.08.2016  

67) Indian Metal Crafts: A set of six Stamps issued by India Post on 26.08.2016 

68) Independence Day - Tourism in India: A Rs. 25/- Commemorative Stamp issued by India Post on 15.08.2016 

69) "Kargil Diwas" - A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 26.07.2016 

70) Jagadguru Shri Shivrathri Rajendra Swamy : A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out on his Birth Centenary on 27.08.2016 

71) Lady Hardinge Medical College: Commemorating the Centenary of establishment of LHMC by issue of Rs.5/- stamps by India Post on 23.09.2016 

72) Swachh Bharat Mission: Second set of Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 02.10.2016

73) Induction of C-130: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise issued by India Post on 06.10.2016 

74) Central Water and Power Research Station, (CWPRS) Pune: A commemorative Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post commemorating the Centenary Celabrations of establishment of the CWPRS

75) Kanger Valley National Park, Jagdalpur: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle, India Post on 26.06.2016 

76) Jagadish Chandra Bose (Great Scientist): A Special Cover brought out by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 15.02. 2016 

77) "Near Threatened Birds": (Series I): Stamps issued by India Post to create awareness about four Near Threatened (NT) Bird species on 17.10.2016 

78) "Varanasi City": A set of Commemorative Stamps brought out by India Post on 24.10.2016

79) National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas): Salute to the Unifier of India: A Commemorative postage stamp brought out on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by India Post on 31.10.2016 

80) 50 Years of Haryana: A Commemorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 01.11.2016 

81) Mahseer: A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region of the Department of Posts, in coordination with the Forest Department Madhya Pradesh on 09.09.2016 

82) Third Battalion:The Garhwal Rifles: A Commemorative postage stamp issued to celebrate the Centenary of the Battalion's Raising day in 1916. Stamp issued by India Post on 19.11.2016 

83) "Picnic": The theme of Children's day 2016: Two commemorative stamps brought out by Indiapost in the denominations of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- each on 14.11.2016 

84) Nobel Prize Winners of India: A Special Cover brought out by Rajasthan Postal Circle of India Post in co-ordination with the Philatelic Society of India and St. Xavier's School, Jaipur on 21.10.2016 

85) Chilika Lake: A Special Cover issued by the Odisha Postal Circle of India Post at the National Philatelic Exhibition on Nature and Environment - 30.09.2016 to 02.12.2016 on 30.09.2016 

86) Exotic Birds: A set of six Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 05.12.16 

87) Akshardham Temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj: A set of two stamps issued by India Post on 07.12.2016 

88) AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences): A Rs. 5/- commemorative stamp issued on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of establishment of AIIMs on 03.12.16

89) Season's Greetings: A set of two Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 23.12.2016 

90) Samrat Vikramadittya: A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out by India Post on 22.12.2016 

91) 150 Years of setting up of the first building of Hardayal Heritage Public Library in 1866: Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 26.12.16 

92) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 26.12.2016 

93) Deendayal Upadhyaya: Birth centenary commemoration (1916-2016) A Commemorative stamp of Rs.10/- issued on him by India Post on 29.12.16 

94) Legendary Singers of India: A set of 10 stamps issued by India Post on 30.12.2016 

95) State Bank of Mysore (SBM): A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 16.12.2016 

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2014 and 2015:

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil - A set of four stamps issued by India Post.

2) Commemorative Stamps on "Swachh Bharat" Mission

3) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

4) Commemorative Stamps on "Indian Ocean & Rajenda Chola I"

5) International Day of Yoga - "Commemorative Stamps & Coins" 

6) India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Commemorative Stamps

7) Commemorative Stamps on 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of "Engineers India Limited"

8Bicentenary of the "Old Theological Seminary" (OTS) Kottayam, Kerala

9Commemorative stamps issued on Nabakalabera (Jagannath Temple, Puri)

10) Commemorative stamps issued on an Indian Game called "Sagol Kangjei" originated in Manipur, from which Polo was adapted all over the World  

11) Samrat Ashok - Commemorative Stamps issued on the legendary Emperor of Ancient India 

12) Women Empowerment - Commemorative Stamps

13) Baba Amte - Commemorative Stamps 

14) Did You Know Series (4): A sample of the beautiful stamps brought out by Department of Posts, India 

15) 10th World Hindi Conference held at Bhopal - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts India

16) 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War: Commemorative stamps issued by Department of Posts, India. 

17) Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedker by Department of Posts, India with a stamp titled "Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution" 

18) The "Charkha" or the Spinning Wheel: Commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India 

19) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

20) 50th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF): Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

21) 3rd India- Africa Forum Summit at New Delhi - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India 

22) Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post.

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post.  

24) India-Singapore Joint issue: 50 Years of Bilateral Relationship: Two Commemorative Stamps issued by India-Post. 

25) Celebrating 60 years (Golden Jubilee) of EEPC India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

26) Centenary of the setting up of the Zoological Survey of India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

27) Celebrating Children's Day on November 14th - Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post. 

28) Musicians of India - Commemorating Classical Musicians of India by issue of Stamps by India Post. 

29) Sumitranandan Pant (poet and writer) : Commemorative postage stamps issued on him by India Post 

30) Golden Jubilee of the Establishment of the IDSA, New Delhi: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

31) 100 Years of Return of Mahatma Gandhi to India in 1915: Commemorative postage stamps issued by India Post 

32) Commemorating Alugumuthu Kone, one of the first Freedom Fighters against the British: Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

33) Centennial of the Patna High Court of Judicature: Commoemrative Stamps issued by India Post  

34) Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla: A Commemorative 500 Paise Stamp issued by India Post on 20.06.2014 

35) Commemorating 150 Years of the Kuka Movement: A commemorative Stamp brought out by India Post on 24.12.2014

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on stamps issued in 2013: 

1) Commemorative Postage stamps on the "Wild Flowers of India" issued by India Post.

2) 100 Years of Indian Cinema: 50 commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

3) INS Vikramaditya: Celebrating the induction of the Aircraft Carrier into the Indian Navy: A Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 04.12.2013

4) 50 Years of Nagaland: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 01.12.2013 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2012:

1) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part I) - Warli Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012

2) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part II) - Shekhaati Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2011:

1) Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.100/- issued on Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Cloth for the first time ever by India Post.

2) Commemorating 100 Years of the Establishment of the ICMR: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 08.11.2011 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2010:

1) Princely States of Indore, Sirmoor, Bamra and Cochin : Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

2) Crafts Museum, New Delhi: A set of two Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 21.12.2010 

3) Lalit Kala Akademi: A Rs.5/- stamp brought out by India Post on 31.12.2010 

4) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2010

5) Central Bank of India: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- celebrating the Centenary of the establishment of the Bank brought out by India Post on 23.12.2010 

List of Commemorative stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2009:

1) The Silent Valley: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee (25 Years) of setting up the Silent Valley National Park by issue of a stamp on 15.11.2009 

2) Pterospernum acerifolium (or Muchkunda): A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 06.03.2009 

3) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2009 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts issued in 2008: 

1) Centenary of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Commemorative Stamps brought out by Indiapost in 2008

2) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 Years of Banking in India: A Rs.5/- Commemorative Postage Stamp issued depicting the SCB Mumbai Heritage Building 

3) "Aldabra Giant Tortoise": A commemorative postage stamp brought out by India Post in 2008 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2007:

1) 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post  

2) International Day of Disabled Persons (Since renamed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities): A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 03.12.2007 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts  in 2005:

 1) Celebrating 200 years of exciting heritage of State Bank of India

List of Commemorative Stamps issued  posts in 1964:
 
1) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & the INA: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 23.01.1964

Commemorative stamps issued in 1931, 1947 and 1950:

1) Three Series of original Indian stamps which depict : Inauguration of New Delhi (1931), First Independent India postage stamps (1947) and Republic of India Inauguration (1950)

 Postage Stamps from Thailand depicting Buddhist Jataka Tales:

1) Thailand postage stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Magha Puja Day (Part I)

2) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Asalha Puja Day (Part II)  

3) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Visakha Puja Day (Part III)

4) Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales

Other Postage stamps from Thailand:

5) "Nang Yai" (or Shadow Play Puppets"): International Letter Writing Week - 2008: Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by Thailand Post on 04.10.2008

Forever Stamps from United States Postal Service (USPS):

1) Forever Stamps: A Series of Stamps commemorating the "US Civil War 1861-1865"

2) Forever Stamps: The Hindu Festival of Lights - Diwali (2016) 

Postage Stamps from the Bailiwick of Jersey

1) "Man of Steel": A Superman movie. Jersey post stamps commemorating a local lad Henry William Dalgliesh who played Superman in the Movie 

Postage Stamps from Gibraltar:

1) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal guidepost/landmark in Liberty and Freedom: A miniature stamp sheet issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau

Postage Stamps from Great Britain/UK: 

1) Celebrating the Centenary of Agatha Christie's first Crime Novel and 40th Anniversary of her passing away by issue of a set of 6 stamps by Royal Mail, UK

 2) 50 Years of Pink Floyd: Two sets of stamps - commemorating iconic Albums and Live Tours
 
Postage Stamps issued by Hongkong Post:

1) Working Dogs in Government Service: A sheetlet showing six dogs issued by Hongkong Post in June 2012

Postage Stamps issued by New Zealand Post

1) ICC Cricket World Cup - 2015 14 Commemorative Stamps issued with the theme "Have A Ball"

International Philately Exhibitions :

1) World Stamp Show New York 2016

2) Thailand 2016 - FIAP 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition 10-15 August 2016




2 comments:

  1. Vishnu Chandra Bajpai has commented:
    "As CC functionary and as controller of Madame Cama Road Br., my curiosity was piqued about Madame Cama but I never got around to finding about her .Thanks for filling in about her."

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    1. As a matter of fact, I did read the plaque under her statue when we were commuting from Churchgate stn. to Corporate Centre. I do remember that she had raised some sort of an indian Flag in an International forum. While putting up this post I found out the exact nature of her symbolic act, which exiled her from India during her lifetime. She even requested Sir Cowasji Jehangir of Pune, an eminent person of immense clout with the British authorities, but she had to stay out of India till she passed away, such were the British Raj Govt "scared" of her.

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