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A Stamp is Born

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: C.R. Pakrashi graduated from Government School of Arts, Calcutta. He has excelled as a painter and stamp designer. He is currently the editor of a Bengali– English magazine published from Delhi. In a period spanning six decades, Mr Pakrashi has designed as many as 56 commemorative stamps on great men and important national events. He has the distinction of holding India’s only exhibition on stamp designing in the Indian Museum, Calcutta in 1999.

: In the modern world postage stamps are as ubiquitous as bank notes.The general public hardly knows about the designing and production of stamps. A Stamp Is Born aims to fill this void. This is India’s first authoritative book on stamp making. The author describes his first-hand experiences with all stages of production of the stamp, right from conception to final execution and printing.He steadfastly focuses on designing which plays the most vital and important role in the entire process. The book also gives a graphic account of history and evolution of postage stamps in the world in general and in India in particular. Simultaneously he offers a glimpse into the glorious chapters of Indian history. The book will be of interest not only to philatelists, but also to public at large as well as students and historians.

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