A commemorative postage stamp on the 8th International Conference – Seminar of Tamil Studies, Thanjavur showing a statue of King Rajaraja I :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 5, 1995
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the Eighth International Conference – Seminar on Tamil Studies in Thanjavur.
Stamp Design & F.D.C. : Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Four Colours
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.50 x 2.50 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Un W/M Chromo, gummed, Stamp Paper
Number of stamps Printed : One Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : Madras Security Printers
- The International Association of Tamil Research is hosting the Eighth International Conference – Seminar of Tamil Studies during January 1-5, 1995, in Thanjavur, the culture centre of Tamil Nadu which dates back to the time of the Chola Kings.
- The International Association was established in 1964 during the 26th International Congress of Orientalists held in Delhi. The first International Conference – Seminar of Tamil Studies was held in Kualalumpur in 1966, followed by Madras in 1968, Paris in 1970, Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1974, Madurai in 1981, Kualalumpur in 1987 and Moka, Mauritius in 1989.
- This International Conference – Seminar is being held in Thanjavur under the patronage of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The theme of the Conference is “Contribution of Tamil Culture to the 21st Century“. Eminent scholars engaged in various fields of Tamil Studies have been invited from India and abroad to submit research papers as delegates and also participate as observers. The Conference-Seminar is an event of considerable historical and cultural importance. It is expected that more than 800 scholars from all over the world would be participating in it.
- The development of Tamil culture cannot but be associated with the famous King Rajaraja Chola, whose rule of about thirty years during 985-1016 AD liberated progressive forces in art and architecture, religion and literature. He was an able administrator and a great patron of the arts. The magnificent Bragadeeswara temple at Thanjavur, a beautiful specimen of Tamil architecture and design, is a tribute to grandeur and glory of his reign.
- Text Source : Govt. of Tamil Nadu.