Postal Stamp Image : DANDAMI MARIA 1005 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/05/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1005
Postal Stamp Name : DANDAMI MARIA
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. DANDAMI MARIA The Dandami Maria, also known by other names like Bison-Horn Maria, and Khalpati Maria, is a sub-group of the Gond, one of the largest tribes in India. The verdant forests in Bastar District of Madya Pradesh are their home. Their splendid bison-horn head-gear, topped with refulgent peacock feathurs, lends resplendence to their life and leisure. They live by agriculture, supplemented by hunting and fishing. Except for a piece of loin-cloth, they are mostly bare-bodied. Their ghotul (youth dormitory for unmarried boys and girls) is an important social institution. They permit divorce and widow remarriage. (Consultant for text : B. K. Roy Burman)
Philatelic Stamp Description : The photographs featured on the stamp is Dandami Maria man by S. C. Dutta (India Postal Service). 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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