Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Publication: Rabindranath Tagore and The Post Office a Philatelic Tribute, Edited by Dipok Dey

Dipok Dey, born in 1938 in Bangladesh, Graduated from Art College in 1965, is a renowned artist, philatelist and journalist from Kolkata. He started collecting stamps since late 50s. He has designed number of stamps, special covers, booklet and greeting cards issued by India Post. He is the first Indian to design UN Stamp in 1985. He has edited ‘Stamp World’ and ‘Indian Revenuer’ philatelic journals and has written several articles on Philately. He is an author of Philatelic Geography, The Bridge and A Hand Book of Unfamiliar Stamps. His knowledge about printing technology of stamps is marvelous. His collections on Cinema, Printing Technology of Stamps, Women and Second World War etc. have been exhibited in many Philatelic Exhibitions.
Rabindranath Tagore and The Post Office a Philatelic Tribute
Shri Dipok Dey’s edited new publication “Rabindranath Tagore and the Post Office a Philatelic Tribute” has been published by Rammohun Library & Free Reading Room, Kolkata. This book is homage to Rabindranath Tagore and the post office.

Rabindranath Tagore is the first cultural ambassador of modern India. The post office always fascinated Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s play ‘The Post Office (Dak Ghar) and a short story ‘The Postmaster’ well known contributions related to post office.

This book contains Chronicle section, details about stamps and other philatelic material, issued by various countries on Rabindranath Tagore in alphabetical order with illustrations. Special Covers and Postmarks, Booklets etc. issued in Indian and Picture Post Cards published on Tagore. This book will be liked by all Tagore lovers and philatelists.

Book can be purchased from Rammohun Library & Free Reading Room, 267, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata- 700 009, Phone: +91-33-23502811 (2 pm to 6 pm except Saturday and Sunday) E-mail:   Price of book is Rs. 575/-.

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