Mahadevi Verma and Jayshankar Prasad

Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Exponents of Modern Hindi Literature : Mahadevi Varma & Jaishankar Prasad :

1295-mahadevi-verma-india-stamp-19911296-jayshankar-prasad-india-stamp-1991Issued by India

Issued on Sep 16, 1991

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Two colour

Denomination : 200 & 200 Paise

Overall size : 2.90 x 7.82 cms.

Printing size : 2.54 x 7.45 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous Un W/M gravure coated Gummed Stamp Paper

Number Printed : 6,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 28

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Mahadevi Varma

Born on Mar 26, 1907 at Farrukhabad, Farrukhabad District, Uttar Pradesh, British India

Died on Sep 11, 1987 at Alwar, Rajasthan, India

Name : Jai Shankar Prasad

Born on Jan 30, 1890 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died on Nov 15, 1937 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Mahadevi Verma : 

  • Mahadevi Verma one of the greatest luminaries of modern Hindi literature, was born in 1907 at Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh. Married at an early age, she started her education practically thereafter and eventually took her M.A. in Sanskrit (1933). As Principal of the Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth, she was one of the founders of women’s education in Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 1930, Mahadevi’s Nihar was published. In Rashmi (1932), Neerja (1934) and Sandhya Geet (1936) she developed her own style within the Chhayavad movement. When Deepshikha (1942) appeared, she was already defending the movement to which she belonged against the new movement of progressivism. Love is the basic theme of her poetry – love neither physical (or mundane), nor psycho-physical.
  • As a poet, Mahadevi creates a world of silent movements in which everything moves softly and serenely. Her metaphors are delicate and rarefied, with the moist nectar of the flowers and the colours of the rainbow embedded in them. There is a taint of sadness to which, however, is never so sharp as to become unbearable owing to the abstract quality of her conceptual imagery. However, inspite of abstractions, the total impact of her poetry is of composite faith in Beauty and in its existence all around us.

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