Postal Stamp Image : TODA 1006 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/05/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1006
Postal Stamp Name : TODA
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. TODA The Toda are a small pastoral tribe inhabiting the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. Their economy, social status as well as religious practices center round the buffalo in the belief that it will serve the departed soul in the next world. A polyandrous tribe, the Todas have no equivalent term for marriage in their social vocabulary. Matches are arranged by parents. When a child is born, the sire performs the bow and arrow ceremony to establish fatherhood. Traditionally Toda women wear white ctton dress intricately embroidered in red and black. (Consultant for text : B. K. Roy Burman)
Philatelic Stamp Description : The photographs featured on the stamp is Toda Woman by S. Theodore Baskaran (Indian 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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