A commemorative postage stamp on the Gyanpith Award Winners : Bengali [Bishnu Dey (1971), Tarashankar Bandopadhyay (1966) & Ashapurna Devi (1976)] :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 5, 1998
Stamp : Sankha Samanta
FDC & Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.
Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Shri Tarashankar Bandopadhyay (1898-1971) :
- Ganadevata is the expression of cultural and socio-economic values of rural Indian life of the period when industrial revolution was influencing these values. Ganadevata very vividly portrays the effect of industrialization on the then existing economic balance of the caste system and the problem created due to its disturbance. In selection of this theme of socio-economic change for his creation, Tarashankar‘s inspiration and sensitive sympathy proved to be an all-India phenomena.
Smt. Ashapurna Devi (1909-1995) :
- Smt. Ashapurna Devi was awarded Jnanpith Award in the year 1976 for her Bangla novel ‘Pratham Pratishruti‘, adjudged the best creative literary work published in Indian languages between 1960-69. One of the leading Bangla writers for over 50 years, Smt. Ashapurna Devi by her creative literary work brought out various facets of not only Bengalee life but of human nature. Pratham Pratishruti depicts Bengalee women from the beginning of 19th century and the whole story has developed as a glorious novel, the centre point of which is Satyawati with her life and struggle. Smt. Ashapurna Devi has been decorated with Tagore Award, Leela Award and Bhuvan Mohini Gold Medal. The Govt of India bestowed on her the prestigious title of Padamashree in 1976.