Jayshankar Prasad

A commemorative postage stamp on Jaishankar Prasad (Kaladhar), a luminary of Hindi literature and Hindi theatre :

'Kaladhar' Jaishankar Prasad (जयशंकर प्रसाद)Issued 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 : Jai Shankar Prasad

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

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

About : 

  • Jayshankar Prasad was an eminent Hindi poet and dramatist. He was born in Varanasi in 1890 in the rich family of Sunghani Sahu. Prasad‘s first compositions in verse were in Brajbhasha in the form of ‘Samasya-purti‘. Most of his early writings were traditional in theme and craft and were published in the monthly Indu which he himself later edited. His first work is Chitradhar, a collection of poems, short stories, plays and essays, followed by Kanankusam, Prempathik and Karunalaya (lyrical dramas). Then he turned to Khariboli and gave a new direction to Hindi poetry. The publication of Jharna (1918) augurs romantic poetry and with it dawns the ‘chhayavad-yug‘ in Hindi literature.

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