A commemorative postage stamp on Babu Gulab Rai, an important figure in modern Hindi literature (Personality Series: Indian Literature) :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 22, 2002
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a set of postage stamps honouring Babu Gulabrai and Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas.
Stamp & FDC : Bharti Mirchandani
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Four Colour
Denomination : 400 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing size : 2.55 x 3.55 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5 with elliptical hole on each 39.1 mm sides
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
Name : Babu Gulabrai
Born on Jan 17, 1888 at Etawah, North-Western Provinces, British India [now Uttar Pradesh, India]
Died on Apr 13, 1963 at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
- The Department of Posts issues a set of two stamps on Babu Gulabrai and Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas respectively, as part of the ongoing personality series.
- Babu Gulabrai (1883-1963) was a critic, author and essayist. After completing his M.A. in Philosophy from the Agra University, he worked in the Darbar of the Chhatarpur Maharaja for two decades. He also worked as the Deewan in the princely state of Awagarh. With two of his early books, Shanti Dharma and Maitri Dharma, both dwelling upon philosophy, he established himself as a writer of repute. He went on to enrich the Hindi language and literature by authoring a large number of books on serious subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics and the sciences. His effortless, simple and lucid style contributed significantly to increase the readers’ base in Hindi language. One among his works, Hindi Sahitya Ka Subodh Itihaas, has been particularly popular with many generations of readers and has gone into a record 47th edition. His autobiography, Meri Asaphaltayen, is one among the earliest works in Hindi literature in that genre.
- Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.