Postal Stamp Image : BHIL 1004 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/05/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1004
Postal Stamp Name : BHIL
Stamp Information : Indian civilization is a mosaic of many cultures within which the tribal cultures have great significance especially in the context of modern man?s search for his roots. According to Census reports about 6.97% of the population of India are tribals. The numerical strength of tribes vary from about two dozen (Andamanese) to more than 5 million (Bhils). The racial types are protoaustraloid, mongoloid, negrito stocks with contributions of palaealpine, nordic, mediterranean and negroid. Their language belong to all the major language families , though Austric, Dravidian and Tibeto-Chinese predominate. Traditionally the tribals live on agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. However, most tribal societies are rapidly adjusting themselves to the changing milieu. BHIL Among the tribals in India, bhils are the most numerous. They live in compact but isolated villages over a fairly well-defined territory comprising the western districts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The panchayat consisting of elders is a feature of their village life. The Bhils till the soil for livelihood and often work as agricultural labour to supplement their income. The Bhil women do most of the work at home and in the fields. They wear very colourful dress and deck themselves with a profusion of silver jewellery. They worship many deities, some connected with crops, water, mountains and forests. (Consultant for text : B. K. Roy Burman)
Philatelic Stamp Description : The photographs featured on the stamp is Bhil woman by A. L. Pareek (Jhabua). First Day cover was designed by Sumhinder Singh and the cancellation by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.75 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 X 2.4 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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