A commemorative postage stamp on Jaishankar Prasad (Kaladhar), a luminary of Hindi literature and Hindi theatre :
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
- 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 Kanan–kusam, Prem–pathik 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.