Postal Stamp Image : K.P. JAYASWAL INDIA & YAUDHEYA COIN 1027 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/11/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.35
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1027
Stamp Information : Kashi Prasad Jayaswal was born in Mirzapur (U.P) on 27 November 1881. After post graduation from Allahabad University he entered Oxford University for further studies. He was called to the Bar of the Lincoln?s Inn, London after a distinguished career at Oxford culminating in his being conferred the degree of M.A. in Ancient Indian History. At Jesus College Oxford he was awarded the Davis Chinese Scholarship for 1909. On his return to India, he set up practice at the Calcutta High Court. While at Calcutta he came into contact with Sir Ashutosh Mookherjee, then Vice-Chancellor of the Calcutta University. Sir Ashutosh inspired him to undertake extensive research in Ancient Indian History. Shri Jayaswal devoted more of his time to historical research than to legal practice. He first came to prominence with his articles on ?Hindu Polity? published in the ?Modern Review? in 1913, which shed a completely new light on ancient Indian history. His ?Tagore Law Lectures? at the Calcutta University on Hindu Law according to Manu and Yajnavalkya drew critical acclaim. His monumental work ?History of India-150 AD to 350 AD? supplemented by his work on Indian History. With the setting up of a High Court in Bihar in 1916 he shifted his legal practice to Patna. However, being a deoted Indologist he took active part in excavating, restoring and preserving ancient relics of India?s cultural heritage. A large number of valuable vestiges which he salvaged are in the Patna Museum. He also collected Sanskrit manuscriptive catalogue of such manuscripts. He was a multi-faceted genius. A distiguished lawyer and eminent historian, he also possessed a deep knowledge of Numismatics, and had an extraordinary proficiency in deciphering ancient scripts. His deciphering of ?Hathi-Gumpha? inscription of Emperor Kher Vela (c. 173-160 BC) is a landmark. His remarkable discovery and study of a large number of coins of Maurya and Gupta periods led to his being the first Indian to be invited to speak to the Royal Asiatic Society of London in 1931. He was twice elected president of Numismatic Society of India (1934 and 1936) and of All India Oriental Conference (1933). He was also closely associated with Bihar & Orissa Research Sociated and the Patna Museum since their inception. Benares Hindu University and Patna University honoured him with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa). He died on 4 August 1937 in Patna. Indian P & T Department is privileged to issue a stamp in his honour. (The above text is based on material supplied by the sponsors).
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp, design by India Security Press, has a porttrait of the personality along with the facsimile of a coin of Yaudheya period. First Day Cover, designed by India Security Press shows the ancestral house at Mirzapur (U.P.). The cancellation was designed by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : P
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 : 14,1/2 x 1
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Blue Grey
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