Postal Stamp Image : QUIT INDIA RESOLUTION 1091 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 09/08/1983
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1091
Stamp Information : INDIA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM India's Freedom Struggle record some of the glorious episodes in the annals of the country's recent past. The story of this struggle has been told and retold through various media. A large number of postage stamps have been issued to honour the personalities and to commemorate the events connected with the Freedom Struggle. These stamps, however, do not narrate the complete story of the long drawn out struggle for Independence. An attempt is, therefore, being made, now to fill in the gaps through the issue of a series to depict the major landmarks in India's Struggle for Freedom. The present set of three stamps, on the themes of 'Quit India Revolution', 'Mahadev Desai' and 'Meera Behn' is the first issue in the proposed series. This set, thus, marks the beginning of an ambitious project under which about 4-6 stamps will be will be issued, every year, till 1997- the 50th year of India's Independence, to complete the story of the struggle through stamps. QUIT INDIA RESOLUTION On august 8, 1942, the All-India Congress Committee adopted a resolution sanctioning "the starting of mass struggle on non-violent lines on the widest possible scale under the leadership of Gandhi". The committee demanded the complete withdrawl of the British power from India so that the war could, indeed, become a people's war in which millions of free Indians could participate with zeal and enthusiasm. The "Quit India" resolution was in effect a call for an open revolt against foreign rule. Gandhiji urged everybody to act as if they were free and said, "I am not going to be satisfied with anything short of complete freedom....... we shall do or die, We shall either free India or die in the attempt". The British government of India could not afford to ignore this open challenge to its authority. On August 9, at early dawn, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabh Bhai Patel, Abdul Kalam Azad and other members of the Congress Working Committee were arrested. Within a week, almost every important functionary of the Congress in every part of India was put behind the bars. The number of persons arrested totalled more than 60,000, according to official information. The real figures were probably much higher. According to non-official estimates, the number of those killed alone had reached about 10,000. The resolution started a historical phase in India's struggle for Freedom and is an important milestone in the journey towards independence.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Design: The stamp on 'Quit India Resolution', designed by C.R. Pakarashi, shows Gandhi and Nehru alongwith other leaders discussing the resolution at the AICC session held at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Bombay on 8 August, 1942. The other two stamps have been designed by India Security Press. First Day Cover depicts the seen at Gowalia Tank Maidan, Bombay on 9 August, 1942 after the Police restored to firing of tear gas shells. Both the first day cover and the cancellation have also been designed by C.R. Pakarashi.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.90 x 3.6
Postal Stamp Print Size : 4.35 x 3.1 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 20
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2 x 1
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked gummed 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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