Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

A commemorative postage stamp on V. S. Sakharam Khandekar :

1604 V. S. Khandekar [India Stamp 1998]Issued by India

Issued on Jan 19, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Posts is pleased to issue a special commemorative stamp on Shri Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar.

Credits :
Stamp & FDC :
 Based on the material supplied by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indegenous un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms.

Stamps Printing : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

Born on Jan 11, 1898 at Sangli, Maharashtra, India

Died on Sep 2, 1976

About : 

  • He moulded the sensibility of several generations of readers and writers in Marathi and, thanks to his popularity through translations, of readers in various other Indian languages as well.
  • His sympathetic understanding of the limitations of an artist and above all his uncanny gift of discovering new talent gave him a unique position in the field of Marathi literature. All his writings are marked by the flights of his poetic imagination. In his formative period, he seemed to be carried away by the torrent of his own epigrams and the sheer beauty of his similes. He was responsible for the establishment of the modern Marathi short story as a literary form and contributed to the growth of the then emerging Marathi personal essay. He developed an altogether new form of story which he called Roopak Katha. It is not a fairy tale or a fantasy. It is much more than a mere allegorical tale. It resembles more a poem in prose. Published in 1959 when Khandekar was sixty one years old, the Award winning novel Yayati, represents in some ways a trend-setting departure in the Marathi novel.

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